same-sex marriage

Local News
12:52 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

US Supreme Court Clears Way For Same-Sex Marriage In SC


The U.S. Supreme Court is allowing same-sex marriage to begin in South Carolina. The nation's highest court refused Thursday to delay the marriages pending appeal.

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Local News
12:12 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

South Carolina's AG Says He Will Appeal Ruling Against Same-Sex Marriage Ban

South Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage has been ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge.
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South Carolina’s Attorney General says he will appeal A federal judge’s ruling that struck down South Carolina’s ban on gay marriage.

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Local News
8:40 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Mecklenburg County Issues First Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Joey Hewell and Scott Lindsley got married outside the Register of Deed's office on Monday morning.
Tasnim Shamma

The Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds issued its first marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Monday morning. About a dozen couples lined up before the office opened at 8 o'clock. This comes after a federal judge in Asheville ruled on Friday the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.

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NC News
2:27 pm
Sat October 11, 2014

Same-Sex Marriage Begins In NC

Chad Biggs (left), 35, and Chris Creech, 46, were the first gay couple to be wed in Wake County.
Credit Jorge Valencia / WUNC

Same-sex marriage is now legal in North Carolina. This comes after a two-year battle in the courts and one week of high anticipation. Late on Friday afternoon, a federal judge in Asheville declared the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage illegal. Same-sex marriages will begin Monday in Mecklenburg County. Some took place Friday evening at the Wake County Courthouse. Jorge Valencia of WUNC was there and filed this report:

Chad Biggs and Chris Creech got married at 6:02 p.m. in Wake County in front of the bright lights of television and still cameras.

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Local News
1:40 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Same-Sex Marriage Is Coming To The Carolinas

Credit Washington University School of Law

Now that there's no longer a hold on a federal appeals court decision striking down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban, federal judges in the Carolinas will have to follow that precedent. That means it's just a matter of time until bans in the Carolinas are struck down.

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Charlotte Talks
10:08 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Same-Sex Marriage

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Whether or not same-sex couples are able to marry keeps changing. More states are over-turning bans and legalizing same-sex unions and some courts seem to be hastening a trend toward allowing it while others are slowing it down. A day before marriage licenses were to be provided to gays in Virginia, the Supreme Court stepped in to delay things. Today, we look at the legal challenges to and politics of same-sax marriage.

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Local News
1:23 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Update On What Federal Appeals Court Decision On Same-Sex Marriage Means In NC

Attorney General Roy Cooper

North Carolina's Attorney General says a federal appeals court decision that opens up the possibility of same-sex marriage in Virginia next week does not mean that same-sex marriage can happen in North Carolina.

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The Party Line
12:07 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Only A Matter Of Time Until Same-Sex Marriage Legal In NC

Michael Bitzer

Now that the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down Virginia’s marriage ban for same-sex couples, the question turns from “if” gay marriage will be allowed in North Carolina to “when” it will occur.

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Local News
4:59 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

In Response To Ruling, Cooper Will Stop Defending Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Attorney General Roy Cooper

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper will no longer defend the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Cooper made that announcement Monday after the federal appeals court that sets the precedent for North Carolina and several other states ruled Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional.

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Local News
10:00 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Virginia Case Could Impact Same-Sex Marriage Bans In NC, SC

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals covers several states in the mid Atlantic.
Credit Washington University School of Law

U.S. Appeals Court judges in Virginia Tuesday will hear arguments in a case that could decide the fate of same-sex marriage bans in the Carolinas.

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