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.
Jen Jones - Director of Communications, Equality North Carolina
Mitchell Gold - Co-Owner, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Furnishings. He is a gay businessman and donor to organizations working for marriage equality
Pam Spaulding - Blogger and a prominent gay-rights activist