Uncategorized

How soon before Amendment One is off the books? Join NC Policy Watch August 7th for this special Crucial Conversation

This week’s marriage equality ruling by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Bostic v. Schaeffer  has prompted a great deal of celebration by equality supporters in North Carolina and around the country. Attorney General Roy Cooper’s quick follow-up announcement that the state would no longer seek to defend the marriage discrimination law enacted in Amendment One.

The only problem, of course, is that marriage equality is still not yet the law in the Tar Heel state.

So where does that leave North Carolina?

Join NC Policy Watch next Thursday, August 7, at noon for a very special Crucial Conversation where we will hear from our expert panel as it wrestles with related questions.

Our panel will include Chris Brook, Legal Director of the ACLU of North Carolina Legal Foundation; Jen Jones, Director of Communications and Outreach at Equality North Carolina; and plaintiffs in the court challenge to North Carolina’s marriage discrimination amendment.

Brook is also our guest this weekend on our weekly radio show, News & Views with Chris Fitzsimon.  Click below to hear a preview of that interview, and click here to register for the August 7th Crucial Conversation in Raleigh:

 

 

Check Also

Last week’s Top Five on NC Policy Watch

1. An offensive, belligerent and vindictive display in ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

Wednesday was the 63rd anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, the milestone U.S. Sup [...]

A Q&A with key players ahead of today’s House vote House lawmakers are expected to vote today on [...]

The North Carolina Senate is expected to give final approval to its proposed 2017-19 state budget so [...]

The post Crumbs appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

In the past few months, North Carolinians have seen our General Assembly make national news several [...]

The last week has featured some of the most offensive, belligerent, and vindictive behavior by elect [...]

Hurricane Matthew non-response sets a new low when it comes to basics of governing With the increasi [...]

Featured | Special Projects

Trump + North Carolina
In dozens of vitally important areas, policy decisions of the Trump administration are dramatically affecting and altering the lives of North Carolinians. This growing collection of stories summarizes and critiques many of the most important decisions and their impacts.
Read more


HB2 - The continuing controversy
Policy Watch’s comprehensive coverage of North Carolina’s sweeping anti-LGBT law.
Read more