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NC Elected Officials Organize on Gay Rights Issues

Wednesday Nov 13, 2013
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina’s most prominent gay rights organization says it’s assembled elected officials who are interested in advancing policies it says will promote equal rights and justice.

Equality North Carolina announced Tuesday it’s created what’s called "NC Electeds for Equality." There are initially more than 30 local and state officials such as Attorney General Roy Cooper, State Treasurer Janet Cowell, mayors and legislators.
Equality NC says the group will help officials learn more about issues affecting gays and lesbians and bisexual and transgendered people. Equality NC unveiled the "NC Electeds" group at its annual fundraising gala last weekend.

The organization says participation in the group doesn’t mean an elected official is endorsing Equality NC’s positions.

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  • fleebness, 2013-11-14 07:54:54

    This seems futile. The state is held hostage to the rural majority, who are the type to vote Jesse Helms in office for decades. In dense populations, gay rights in North Carolina flourish, as much as the state itself will allow.


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