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Thu, Aug 07, 2014
12:00 PM

Crucial Conversation — The freedom to marry in North Carolina: Now what?

NC Policy Watch, the ACLU of North Carolina and Equality North Carolina are proud to announce a very special Crucial Conversation —

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The freedom to marry in North Carolina: Now what?

Featuring 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.

Last week's marriage equality ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in the case of Bostic v. Schaeffer prompted a great deal of justifiable 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 only added to the happiness.

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

Above: Shawn Long (left) and Craig Johnson from Wake Forest and their son Isaiah. Shawn and Craig are among several couples who are plaintiffs in the court challenge to North Carolina's Amendment One.

So what's the deal? Where do things stand? What happens next?

Perhaps more importantly, what should caring and thinking North Carolinians do to help push things over the finish line?

Join us next Thursday, August 7, at noon to help celebrate this momentous victory and to hear from our expert panel as it wrestles with these and other related questions.

When: Thursday, August 7, at noon — Box lunches will be available at 11:45 a.m.

Where: Center for Community Leadership Training Room at the Junior League of Raleigh Building, 711 Hillsborough St. (At the corner of Hillsborough and St. Mary's streets)

Space is limited – pre-registration required.

Cost: $10, admission includes a box lunch.

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Questions?? Contact Rob Schofield at 919-861-2065 or rob@ncpolicywatch.com

Event Location

Junior League of Raleigh
711 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh,  27603

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