updated Tue. February 27, 2024
March 9, 2018
He also opposes same-sex marriage, saying, “There's some documents that you can't rewrite, and truthfully one of them is the Bible.”8. But Jones is ... Jones was once a Democratic state legislator, self-effacing and determined to reform North Carolina's campaign-finance and lobbying laws. Then, rebuffedÃâÃÂ ...
News & Observer
March 8, 2018
McCall said he expects to select a chaplain from the Capitol Commission, a North Carolina-based nonprofit group whose mission is to "reach the Capitol ... And in the Senate, Fairview Baptist Church pastor Bill Ledbetter suggested in a nearly 17-minute sermon that gay marriage and "immorality" was toÃâÃÂ ...
March 8, 2018
That effort to ban gay marriage – which took place in 2012, not 1912 or 1812 – didn't work out too well. ... North Carolina's legislators have repeatedly crafted legislation aimed not at combatting voter fraud but at setting up obstacles to vote for constituencies that generally don't support Republicans.
WRAL Tech Wire
March 2, 2018
In a letter sent to Amazon founder and top executive Jeff Bezos, the activists cite concerns about North Carolina in the wake of the so-called “bathroom bill” or HB2 was passed in 2016. That law was repealed in 2017 but not before the state was hit by business decisions such as loss of NCAA tournamentÃâÃÂ ...
February 23, 2018
Of the 17 ships in its fleet, Princess Cruises has 13 ships registered in Bermuda and began offering same-sex weddings on them after the change in law last year. “Because Princess had not yet formally launched a same-sex wedding program, we had only a few couples with bookings,” Negin Kamali,ÃâÃÂ ...
February 17, 2018
The warrant states that she was unable to recall where she got married beyond identifying it as an island "somewhere off the coast of Florida" and that she ... "A few at the Department (like you) refusing to do your job and enforce North Carolina laws has caused a huge level of corruption to flourish," CartretÃâÃÂ ...
New York Times
February 14, 2018
In December, it sent a letter to island senators, predicting tourism losses in the wake of same-sex marriage restriction. It cited the case of the transgender bathroom bill, rescinded last year, that cost North Carolina an estimated $3.76 billion in business and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act signed inÃâÃÂ ...
February 7, 2018
A similar situation occurred in North Carolina after lawmakers there passed an anti-transgender “bathroom bill” that also stripped away the authority for localities in the state to pass nondiscrimination legislation. “Despite this deplorable action, the fight for marriage equality in Bermuda will continue until theÃâÃÂ ...
Human Rights Campaign (blog)
February 7, 2018
Today, HRC issued the following statement after Bermuda's Governor John Rankin signed legislation into law repealing marriage equality. ... consequences for the tourism industry if the measure became law, citing economic fallout over anti-LGBTQ measures in the U.S. states of North Carolina and IndianaÃâÃÂ ...