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Wake County Joins Other Municipalities Across the Carolinas on LGBT Protections

NATIONAL | By Lainey Millen | Oct 12
On Sept. 21, the Wake County Commission added sexual orientation and gender identity to its employment protections. The county is the second largest by population in North Carolina.

North Carolina Local Nondiscrimination Ordinances Stay Intact

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Oct 3
A bill that was amended to potentially strip away the ability of local municipalities from enacting their own ordinances was defeated Tuesday after a bloc of Republicans in the North Carolina House of Representatives defected.

Clay Aiken Loses North Carolina House Race

U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers has won re-election to a third term representing North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District.

GOP Leader: NC Officials can Refuse to Marry Gays

A top North Carolina Republican said Tuesday that he will back a bill protecting state officials who refuse to issue marriage licenses or perform weddings for same-sex couples.

Gay Marriage: North Carolina Official Resigns

A North Carolina official resigned Thursday rather than perform gay marriages, an individual stand that comes as fewer and fewer states are holding on to oppose same-sex unions.

NC High School Cancels Play Featuring Same-Sex Couple

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 15
Students at a North Carolina high school are seeing red over their principal's decision to shut down their current production of "Almost, Maine," a romantic comedy by John Cariani that depicts multiple love stories, including one between two men.

NC Men Wed After Initial Denial By Magistrate

A magistrate in northeastern North Carolina apparently will not face disciplinary action after refusing to marry two men after the end of the state's gay marriage ban.

Judge in NC Gay Marriage Case Denies GOP Delay

NATIONAL | By Michael Biesecker | Oct 10
A federal judge overseeing a pair of challenges to North Carolina's gay marriage ban denied a motion late Thursday from lawyers for Republican legislative leaders seeking more than a weeklong delay in the case.

North Carolina AG to Counties: Get Ready for Gay Marriage

North Carolina's top lawyer has advised local officials to prepare for an influx of same-sex couples seeking marriage certificates following a federal judge's ruling expected within days.

NC Gay Marriage Proponents to Move to Overturn Ban

Same-sex marriage advocates in North Carolina say they will ask a federal judge to quickly strike down the state's ban following the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to hear appeals of the issue.

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