Gay Marriage en Gay Marriage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last year, North Carolinians voted in favor of an amendment that bans same-sex marriage and civil unions. The Supreme Court recently weighed the decision of repealing the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, we are still awaiting their decision. But activists are not giving up and are holding out hope that with continued education gays will one day have the right to marry in this state. It’s a passionate discussion that brings up serious questions like religious beliefs versus constitutional rights, sexual identity versus ‘lifestyle’ choice. We will speak with local activists about where we are headed, when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 25477 at Gay Marriage A Legal Primer As High Court Decides Gay Marriage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In his </span>18<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century tour of the new American republic, Alexis de Tocqueville commented that most controversies eventually arrive in court. Over its history, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld de Tocqueville’s observation in key battles, both political and social.&nbsp;</span></p><p>And the justices on the high court are preparing to confront a new set of controversies.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 20:52:10 +0000 Michael Bitzer 23944 at A Legal Primer As High Court Decides Gay Marriage