Tag Archives: North Carolina

Unprecedented wave of anti-LGBT bills prompting vetoes, lawsuits in the states

Almost 200 anti-LGBT bills have been introduced to state legislatures this year and Lambda Legal and the ACLU have filed a federal lawsuit against the worst of them.

Clinton surges despite stumble; GOP race is down to three

Democrat Hillary Clinton moved with lightning speed to correct a misstatement about Nancy Reagan's contribution to AIDS, and she surged in Tuesday's primaries. U.S. Senator Marco Rubio dropped out after losing Florida to real estate mogul Donald Trump.

LGBT victories in Utah and Indiana but gay-baiting tactics in SC and NY

Two-thirds of openly LGBT candidates Tuesday won election or re-election, including to become the first openly gay mayor of Salt Lake City.

If Supreme Court strikes bans, LGBT legal activists ready to fight the pushback

The Supreme Court of the United States will rule any day now on whether it is a violation of the federal constitution for states to bar same-sex couples from marrying. But for weeks now, in apparent anticipation that the court

Key mid-term race to watch is the Kentucky senate, where prospects for ENDA could hinge on McConnell

Most of the pundits are saying Republicans will take over the U.S. Senate and keep the House in the November 4 elections. If they’re right –and there is some room for doubt—the Employment Non-Discrimination Act will likely have to undergo

Speed Read: Virginia seeks Supreme leap

The White House welcomes the president of Uganda tomorrow to the U.S.-Africa Summit. Doubts are expressed about likelihood of Utah's appeal being accepted at the U.S. Supreme Court. And only 46 percent of LGBT people consider themselves "liberal."

Speed Read: Supreme Court says no

The U.S. Supreme Court denied the National Organization for Marriage's request to stay a federal court ruling in Oregon that allowed same-sex couples to marry. More church groups have joined the United Church of Christ's lawsuit in North Carolina. And

Fourth Circuit clash over Virginia ban: Whose children must the state protect with marriage laws?

The Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals hearing Tuesday was, as Judge Paul Niemeyer characterized it, just one step along the way to an eventual U.S. Supreme Court ruling on whether states, like Virginia, can ban same-sex couples from marrying.

Speed Read: ‘THE big moment’?

A three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals will this morning take up a challenge to Virginia's ban on same-sex couples marrying. Clay Aiken's chief rival for the Democratic nomination in the race for the U.S. House

Speed Read: ‘Tangible and intangible’

The Senate Judiciary Committee quietly advanced the nomination of openly gay African American judge Darrin Gayes Thursday. A federal judge in Indiana gave some relief from the ban on same-sex marriage to a lesbian couple in Indiana. Openly gay Congressional