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Freedom to Marry Week in NC

As I posted yesterday, this is Freedom to Marry Week, a time for discussion and education about civil equality for marriage around the nation. One of the major players locally is Equality NC, and hereare a few events going on here, as well as news of support for another local openly gay candidate for public office.

Equality NC and the Religious Coalition for Marriage Equality are screening Freedom to Marry: Journey to Justice in Charlotte on Wednesday and Durham on Thursday.

Freedom to Marry Film Night
Wednesday, February 15
7:00 PM
The Lesbian and Gay Community Center
1401 Central Avenue, Charlotte
Free and open to the public.

Freedom to Marry Film Night
Thursday, February 16
7:00 PM
Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
4907 Garrett Road, Durham
Free and open to the public.

For more resources, visit Freedom to Marry.


Former Carrboro Mayor Mike Nelson (our first out gay mayor in the state) is running for Orange County Commission. Equality NC PAC endorses Mike’s candidacy and has contributed $1000 to his campaign.

Although our focus is on state legislative races, we believe that having openly LGBT elected officials at all levels of government is critical. We’ve seen a remarkable change in tone in the state Senate in the one year since Sen. Julia Boseman became our first openly gay legislator, and we need to have other members of our community join her.

But openly gay state legislators don’t come out of the blue: we have to build a “bench” of qualified candidates who have strong experience in other levels of government. That’s why Mike’s campaign is so important.

We challenge you, our friends and supporters, to join us in supporting Mike’s campaign. Contribute online at

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