Same Sex Marriage
North Carolina law doesn't recognize same sex marriage. So when gay couples file joint federal returns, they must complete a separate "pro forma" federal return in order to pay their North Carolina taxes.
NC LGBT advocacy group Equality NC has named senior Hagan staffer Chris Sgro as its new executive director.
A federal lawsuit over adoption laws has been amended to challenge North Carolina's constitutional provision banning gay marriage.
Two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal law on same-sex marriage, the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday that it plans to launch a challenge to North Carolina's ban on gay marriage.
A UNC law professor says the language in the decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act could set the stage for future challenges to North Carolina's year-old constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.