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Magistrates and Same-sex Marriages

November 3, 2014

Last month when the federal courts opened the door to same-sex marriages in North Carolina there was a rush to courthouses, where magistrates are the only state officials authorized to perform marriage ceremonies. Some magistrates, because of their religious beliefs, … Read more

Same-Sex Marriage And Adoptions of a Minor by a Stepparent

October 17, 2014

This post was co-authored by Meredith Smith, Assistant Professor of Public Law and Government, UNC-CH School of Government.  Over the course of the last two weeks, North Carolina federal district court judges in both the western district and the middle … Read more