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Five couples, some plaintiffs in the initial litigation that led to the ruling overturning the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, kiss after they were declared married on the steps outside the county Register of Deeds office Monday in Charlotte. From left, Amber and Jess (holding son Beckhem) Zinobile, Margaret Bevington and Bettie Ingram, Jeanne Scott and Judy Quilliams, Cathy Fry and Joanne Marinaro, and Aaron Luckey and Kevin Hindsman were wed by the Rev. Nancy Kraft, pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Jeff Willhelm/Charlotte Observer
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October 15, 2014, No comments

A federal judge Tuesday became the second in five days to declare North Carolina’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, but he allowed Republican leaders a chance for appeal.

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Asheville’s first same-sex couple legally weds

October 13, 2014, No comments

On Friday, history was made in Asheville as a federal judge struck down Amendment One and legalized same-sex marriage in North Carolina.

A portion of the summary file for a 18-year-old girl from Rutherford County who was sterilized during the state's eugenics program. Click to view full-size image.

Approximately 213 qualify under Eugenics Compensation Program, initial determinations continue

October 2, 2014, Comments Off

As of Sept. 30, 2014, the Office for Justice of Sterilization Victims has forwarded 786 claim forms from potential Eugenics Board sterilization victim ...

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State seeks input on NC’s intellectual, developmental disability services

October 2, 2014, Comments Off

The Division of Mental Health Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services will hold a listening session on Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 6-8 p. ...

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    NC infant mortality rate falls; WNC numbers released
    October 1, 2014, Comments Off

    The Public Health Division of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday that North Carolina's Infant Mortality Rate for 2013 was 7.0 per 1,000 live births. The Infant Mortality Rate ties 2010 as the lowest ...