30th July 2014
US: ACLU lawyers seek speedy ruling against North Carolina same-sex marriage ban
4:34 PM — Lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina plan to return to court within the next week to seek a fast ruling in an attempt to quickly strike down of the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
28th July 2014
US: North Carolina to drop opposition to same-sex marriage 6
10:45 PM — In the wake of Virginia's same-sex marriage ban being ruled as unconstitutional, North Carolina's attorney general has said that prosecutors will not continue to defend his state's ban on same-sex marriage.
25th June 2014
US: Republican Representative claims paedophilia is a ‘sexual orientation’ 10
12:11 PM — A debate on charter schools in Raleigh, North Carolina, was marred Tuesday after a Republican Representative suggested that an amendment to prevent discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation might be used to protect paedophiles.
13th May 2014
US: Gay singer Clay Aiken wins Democratic nomination for Congress bid 6
8:45 PM — Gay former American Idol star Clay Aiken has won a Democratic primary in North Carolina, securing the party's nomination to run for congress.
11th May 2014
Family Research Council: Clergy who want to perform same-sex marriages don’t deserve religious freedom 30
2:41 PM — The head of the Family Research Council has claimed that clergy who want to perform same-sex marriage do not deserve religious freedom.
7th May 2014
US: North Carolina registrar pledges to sign same-sex marriage licences, defy marriage ban
10:01 PM — A newly-elected North Carolina registrar has pledged to start signing same-sex marriage licenses in November, despite the state's marriage ban.
4th May 2014
US: Anti-gay Republican Steve Wiles once worked as a drag queen 23
12:50 PM — A Republican who campaigned for North Carolina's constitutional same-sex marriage ban once worked as a drag queen, it has emerged.
28th April 2014
US: Clergy members challenge North Carolina same-sex marriage ban with lawsuit 4
5:06 PM — A lawsuit challenging the US state of North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban was today filed by clergy members in the state.
25th April 2014
US: Student kicked out of prom for wearing trousers instead of dress 12
8:57 PM — A North Carolina student was kicked out of her own high school prom, because she turned up wearing red trousers and not a dress.
4th April 2014
US: Trans student told she can’t use women’s toilet at college 29
4:26 PM — A transgender student in North Carolina says a campus security officer asked her for identification to verify her gender after she exited the women’s toilet.
21st March 2014
US: School reverses decision to ban 9-year-old boy from wearing My Little Pony bag 10
8:25 PM — A North Carolina school that ordered a 9-year-old boy to stop wearing a My Little Pony bag because it caused bullying has reversed its decision.
7th February 2014
US: Trans student nominated for homecoming king
2:06 PM — A trans student in North Carolina has been nominated to be his school's homecoming king.
6th February 2014
Gay former American Idol star announces bid for Congress 1
6:51 PM — Former American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken has announced his intention to run for Congress in his native North Carolina.
27th October 2013
US: Several churches in North Carolina cut sponsorship of boy scouts following pro-gay policy 15
9:10 AM — Several churches in Charlotte, North Carolina have opted to cut ties with their sponsored boy scout groups following a decision earlier this year by Boy Scouts of America to lift its ban on gay members.
16th October 2013
US: North Carolina official accepts same-sex marriage applications despite ban
4:46 PM — A county official in the US state of North Carolina has accepted applications for marriage certificates from several same-sex couples.
15th October 2013
US: North Carolina official to accept marriage licence applications from gay couples
12:44 PM — A county official in the US state of North Carolina has said he will accept applications from same-sex couples for marriage licences.
9th October 2013
US: North Carolina couples to file for marriage licences in protest against equal marriage ban
7:44 PM — Same-sex couples in the US state of North Carolina are to file for marriage licences, knowing they will get turned down, in protest against the state's equal marriage ban.
17th September 2013
US: Human rights groups call for removal of anti-gay writer from public TV board 8
6:47 PM — A human rights group has called for the sacking of anti-gay writer Orson Scott Card, from his new position as a board member at a US university's public television channel, after he compared President Obama to Adolf Hitler.
29th August 2013
US: Mother tells 12-year-old son to ‘beat the gay away’ out of brother 60
1:51 PM — A mother in North Carolina has been charged with child abuse for allegedly telling her 12-year-old son to "beat the gay away" from his 15-year-old brother.
9th July 2013
American Civil Liberties Union to challenge equal marriage ban in North Carolina
4:49 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU of North Carolina Legal Foundation, has announced that it will challenge the state's ban on equal marriage.