LGBTQ


3/30/2016 11:46pm

HB2: Everyone's business

As the national debate over North Carolina’s House Bill 2 — which bans nondiscrimination ordinances — intensifies, political and economic pressure against the state continues to build.


3/30/2016 12:04am

FAQs about the logistics of HB2

House Bill 2, which prevents non-discrimination ordinances in North Carolina, was signed into law March 23 by Gov. The bill caused controversy in the N.C. Senate, where Democrats walked out before the vote — allowing it to pass unanimously. Staff writer Zaynab Nasif spoke with legal experts to determine the bill’s implications on all North Carolinians.


3/29/2016 12:01am

Former Chapel Hill mayor Mark Kleinschmidt speaks at the special town hall meeting to challenge the H2 law recently passed in Raleigh.

Town of Chapel Hill opposes House Bill 2

The Chapel Hill Town Council unanimously passed two resolutions on Monday, affirming the dignity of the LGBT people of Chapel Hill and requesting the N.C. legislature to repeal House Bill 2.


3/28/2016 12:15pm

Civil rights groups, UNC employee take HB2 to court

“I just want to go to work and live my life. This law puts me in the terrible position of either going into the women’s room where I clearly don’t belong or breaking the law,” Carcaño said in a statement. “But this is about more than bathrooms, this is about my job, my community and my ability to get safely through my day and be productive like everyone else in North Carolina.”


12/9/2015 2:57pm

NC magistrates law challenged for constitutionality

Six North Carolina residents are challenging a law that allows magistrates to opt out performing civil marriages if it goes against their religious beliefs. The plaintiffs, who filed the complaint Wednesday and include both LGBT and interracial couples, argue the magistrates law uses taxpayer dollars for religious reasons and therefore violates the First Amendment. Charlotte-based lawyer Luke Largess, who filed the lawsuit in the U.S.


11/9/2015 10:57pm

Chapel Hill loses two LGBT leaders

LGBTQ advocates say representation in North Carolina's local governments is small, and this year's local elections didn't help. On Nov. 3, North Carolina lost three openly LGBTQ local elected officials, including Chapel Hill’s Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt and Town Council member Lee Storrow.