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MARRIAGE EQUALITY IN NORTH CAROLINA: Same-Sex Couples? What do the Recent Supreme Court Decisions Mean for North Carolina Gay Marriage?

On October 6, 2014, the Supreme Court denied review of seven Federal Circuit Court rulings (from the Tenth, Seventh, and Fourth Circuits) that held state bans on same-sex marriage violated the U.S. Constitution. In denying review, the Supreme Court has effectively allowed those favorable rulings to stand. On October 7, 2014, the Ninth Circuit also…

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Should We Get Married?

Now that the Supreme Court has decided Windsor and ordered that the Federal government recognize the marriages of gay and lesbian couples when granted by a state, I have been receiving a smattering of questions about marriage. Specifically, same-sex couples want to know, “Should we get married?” My answer is a definitive maybe. Your answer,…

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