ACLU files lawsuit in North Carolina seeking immediate respect for marriages

Today, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of North Carolina Legal Foundation, and private lawyers filed a new federal lawsuit seeking immediate respect for the marriages of three same-sex couples with life-threatening medical conditions.

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Photographer urges North Carolina to ‘Let Love Reign’ with stunning portraits

Freedom to Marry caught up with Catalina Kulczar-Marin to talk about Let Love Reign, a photography project that captures visual representations of love and commitment between same-sex couples.

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Mayor of Asheville, NC signs on to Mayors for the Freedom to Marry

This week, Mayor Esther Manheimer, the newly elected mayor of Asheville, North Carolina, signed onto Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, a coalition of nearly 400 mayors from across the country who support marriage for same-sex couples.

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VIDEO: Brenda & Carol in NC, ‘We Won’t Stop Until We’re Equal’

This week, the Campaign for Southern Equality released a remarkable new video featuring Brenda Clark and Carol McRory, who have been involved with the campaign for several years and participated in five different actions with the advocacy group.

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Married same-sex couples ‘record their love’ in North Carolina

This week, legally married same-sex couples across North Carolina approached their local county clerk's office to record their love - registering their marriage licenses in North Carolina as a protest to anti-marriage laws in their home state.

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WATCH: Same-sex couples in North Carolina apply for marriage licenses

Today, the Buncombe County Register of Deeds in North Carolina, Drew Reisinger, began accepting applications from same-sex couples for marriage licenses, saying that he would formally request approval for granting the licenses from the NC Attorney General, Roy Cooper. Watch this great video from today's action.

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Couple of 40 years takes a stand for marriage in North Carolina

On Wednesday, two women who have been together for over 40 years applied for a marriage license in North Carolina, seeking to have their lifelong commitment respected by their home state.

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Greensboro, NC official: I look forward to the day I can issue marriage licenses

This week, the Register of Deeds in Guilford County in Greensboro, North Carolina rejected marriage applications from two same-sex couples and issued a statement lamenting the anti-gay law in NC, saying, "I look forward to the day when I will be able to issue marriage licenses to LGBT couples."

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PHOTOS: Same-sex spouses are finally respected by the U.S. military

Today, September 3, 2013, the same-sex spouses of U.S. service members finally became eligible for the legal respect and protections that marriage extends to the spouses of all other members of the U.S. military. Check out photos of spouses receiving their military ID cards for the first time!

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Inspired by his dads, an emerging young activist stands up for marriage in the south

Justin Maxwell, a 16-year-old boy from North Carolina, is emerging as a strong young voice for LGBT equality in the South. He also encourages young people like him to stand up for what they believe in.

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