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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Equality NC: "Enormous victory" over federal DOMA, but discrimination remains the rule in N.C.

Posted By on Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Equality NC [Update, 1:45 p.m.: Feel like celebrating? Equality NC is hosting a Decision Day event tonight in Raleigh: TIME AND DATE: Wednesday, June 26, at 8 PMPullen Memorial Baptist Church 1801 Hillsborough St Raleigh, NC 27605 Still much to do in North Carolina.] Equality North Carolina, the LGBT rights group, has a statement out about the U.S. Supreme Court ruling today that makes two good points: (1) The wicked witch called DOMA is dead, and (2) its death matters most in states where same-sex unions are recognized — but North Carolina, because of Amendment One, is prevented from recognizing...

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Monday, June 10, 2013

More on Randy Voller: Raleigh's Nina Szlosberg-Landis, 1st vice chair, resigns in protest

Posted By on Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 10:10 PM

While Randy Voller was elected chairman of the state Democratic Party in February by a narrow margin — just 11 votes out of some 600 — the newly elected first vice chair, Nina Szlosberg-Landis of Raleigh, won by a landslide. The combination of Voller, the grassroots guy, and Szlosberg-Landis, who combines big-time fundraising experience with a progressive resume in women's and environmental politics, was a hopeful sign to those wondering if the two warring wings of the Democratic Party could be brought together. (I wrote about Voller and the warring wings in Citizen last week.) If Voller and Slzosberg-Landis...

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Who's the moron? Sen. Thom Goolsby on the protests he calls "Moron Mondays"

Posted By on Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 3:07 PM

He's keen to start executing people again in NC, and he sneers at the concept of racial justice. In fact, sneering at black people seems like it's a specialty of state Sen. Thom Goolsby: Sen. Thom Goolsby, R-New Hanover, on "Moral Mondays." He calls them "Moron Mondays." Speaks — reeks — for itself:…— Bob Geary (@rjgeary) June 10, 2013 Click on the link within the tweet to read it all. Here's an excerpt: The circus came to the State Capitol this week, complete with clowns, a carnival barker and a sideshow. The “Reverend” Barber was decked out like a...

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