ACLU Files Challenge to Win Freedom to Marry in N.C.

Dear Supporter of Liberty,   


I have big news: We are filing a legal challenge to North Carolina's ban on marriage for same-sex couples.    


Last year, the ACLU filed a federal lawsuit in Greensboro on behalf of six same-sex couples and their children that challenged North Carolina's ban on second parent adoptions. That case was put on hold while the court waited to see what the U.S. Supreme Court would decide in the Prop. 8 and Defense of Marriage Act cases this term.

Today, we are amending our second parent adoption lawsuit to add a claim challenging the constitutionality of our state's ban on marriage equality for LGBT North Carolinians. (You can read more details about today's news here.)  


To show your support for the six families we are representing in our lawsuit, will you consider pledging to give $6, $16, or $60 per month to the ACLU-NC Legal Foundation today?

We all remember how crushing it was when Amendment One, the discriminatory constitutional amendment banning marriage for same-sex couples in our state, was approved in May 2012. But our nation and our state have made tremendous strides toward LGBT equality since then -- and we are seeking to build on that momentum with this lawsuit in North Carolina.


This is a historic day in the movement to win full legal equality for LGBT North Carolinians -- but our efforts would not be possible without your continued support.   


Please take this opportunity to help our staff carry on this work by making a donation today.


Thank you, as always, for helping us defend and expand the civil liberties of all North Carolinians.





Jennifer Rudinger 

Executive Director    

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