NC House passes anti-marriage amendment

On a 75 to 42 vote, the North Carolina House passed the anti-marriage amendment early Monday evening. The bill now moves to the Senate.

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UPDATE: Growing momentum to defeat NC’s anti-gay amendment

Prominent North Carolinians, including the President of NC NAACP and the co-founder of Facebook, are among the thousands speaking out against the anti-gay constitutional amendment.

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Stop the anti-gay amendment in North Carolina

Next week, lawmakers in North Carolina are scheduled to vote on a constitutional amendment that would put the freedom to marry up for a statewide vote in 2012. Take action now and help stop the anti-gay amendment.

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North Carolinians Work to Stop Anti-Marriage Amendment

As a constitutional amendment banning marriage between same-sex couples is being considered by the North Carolina State Legislature next month, North Carolinians are standing up for the freedom to marry.

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NC legislators not likely to vote on anti-gay constitutional amendment this week

North Carolina legislators have decided against convening a special session to consider an anti-gay amendment.

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States Update: Vote Delayed in MD, Calls to Let Marriage Resume in CA, Encouraging Polls in IA & NC

Two Maryland House members hold up the marriage bill vote, and California's Attorney General asks the federal appeals court to lift its order putting the Prop 8 decision on hold.

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Affairs of the Heart in the Heartland: Evan Wolfson to Speak in Midwest about Marriage

Freedom to Marry Executive Director Evan Wolfson will be speaking next week at both the University of Michigan and Ohio State University.

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View From Washington

Despite the first two years of the Obama administration leaving progressives dissatisfied, Evan Wolfson points out: '"Even if we can’t get the political advances, we have a tremendous opportunity to do the public engagement work that absolutely needs to be done in order to lay the foundation for the defensive fights we might have to endure and for when the political climate changes."

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Record number of LGBT candidates elected to office

The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund today announced that more openly LGBT candidates won election to public office in the U.S. in 2010 than in any year in America’s history.

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North Carolina gears up for anti-gay marriage protest

LGBT community members here and across North Carolina are gearing up to counter NOM's scheduled stop on its national tour against marriage equality for same-sex couples.

Freedom to Marry's Sean Eldridge stated, “Freedom to Marry is working very closely with every state marriage equality organization and local partner to figure out what makes the most sense in each area.”

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