Stories tagged: "LGBTQ"


US Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in October. Some worry that the Trump-stocked Supreme Court with Barrett on board is a threat to same-sex marriage rights. (Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)
I’m Terrified Trump’s Supreme Court Will Take Away My Marriage Rights

A former NC House candidate on why Trump's Supreme Court is a threat to same-sex marriage, and what we can do about it.

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2020, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett listens during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of a private Christian school that effectively barred admission to children of same-sex parents and made it plain openly gay and lesbian teachers weren’t welcome in the classroom. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)
US Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett Sat on Board at Private School with Anti-Gay Rules

AP says Amy Coney Barrett sat in a leadership position at private Christian schools barring children of same-sex parents and LGBTQ teachers.

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., speaks during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Ken Cedeno/Pool via AP)
NC’s US Senate Race is Bigger Than Any Scandal. It’s Bigger Than Tillis and Cunningham.

Tillis wants us to think about the last 30 days of his race with Cunningham. Recall instead a decade of ruinous GOP leadership under Tillis.

Mark Robinson won election Tuesday night as NC's lieutenant governor.
‘I’m Not Ashamed’: Republican Candidate for Lieutenant Governor Blasted for Racist, Homophobic Posts

The Republican candidate for NC lieutenant governor, Mark Robinson, is in a close race with Democrat Yvonne Lewis Holley.

Brandon Gray, a NC House candidate, says he and his boyfriend were victims of a homophobic assault in a Greensboro Walmart. (Photo taken by Brandon Gray)
Openly Gay NC House Candidate: I Was Attacked With Homophobic Slurs at a Greensboro Walmart

NC House candidate Brandon Gray said he was shopping in a Greensboro Walmart when a woman shouted homophobic slurs and attempted to choke his boyfriend.

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NC LGBTQ Leader on Supreme Court Ruling: ‘I Was Nothing Short of Floored’

The leader of Equality NC says the US Supreme Court got it right in its workplace protection ruling, but there’s much work to be done still in NC.

The late Aimee Stephens, seated, and her wife Donna Stephens, in pink, listen during a news conference outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Aimee Stephens lost her job when she told Thomas Rost, owner of the Detroit-area R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, that she had struggled with gender identity issues almost her whole life. Chase Strangio, listening at right, is an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union who will be argues in the Harris Funeral Homes case on behalf of Aimee Stephens. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Why the Supreme Court Ruling on LGBTQ Workplace Protections Is a ‘Watershed Moment’

Two of the US Supreme Court’s most conservative justices joined with liberals to rule that federal laws protect LGBTQ employees.