Used by permission of the publisher. For personal use and not for further distribution. Please submit permission requests for other use directly to the publisher. Until the final decades of the twentieth century, the personal lives of gay and lesbian people in North Carolina were shrouded in silence. While homosexuality certainly existed in the state, talking about it was generally taboo.
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Same-sex sexual activity is legal in North Carolina , and the state has recognized same-sex marriage since October 10, However, an amendment to a bill prohibiting discrimination against LGBT persons in charter schools has not been signed into law. The U. Supreme Court ruling in Lawrence v. Texas held laws criminalizing consensual homosexual activity between adults unconstitutional. In State v. The state's sodomy law , though unenforceable, has not been repealed.
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A maverick church, known far beyond here for its willingness to take a stand on controversial issues, has called a lesbian as its co-pastor--possibly the only Baptist church in the South to do so. The Rev. The vote, however, was memorable for its lack of discussion about Petty's sexual orientation. Congregants at the member downtown church next to North Carolina State University were more concerned with the model of dual leadership and whether it would be a good way to run their church.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Histories. The project was developed with the intent to enrich popular understandings of modern American LGBTQ histories through the lens of a state underrepresented in this area of scholarship. Entries are grouped topically. For more information about the collection, the course, or individual entries, please contact the course instructor David Palmer at palm email. The North Carolina Lesbian and Gay Health Project LGHP was founded in Durham in by a group of men and women seeking to improve the quality of healthcare and the overall quality of life for the gay and lesbian community in North Carolina.