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NC Legislature Passes Bill to Raise Minimum Age for Marriage

The North Carolina House of Representatives passed a bill this afternoon that would raise the minimum age for marriage in North Carolina from fourteen READ

Charlotte Passes SOGI Ordinance

The Charlotte City Council voted unanimously last night in favor of adopting an ordinance that would ban discrimination based on—among other categories—“sex (including sexual READ

Sports Betting Bill Continues to Move Through State Senate

Two more Senate Committees have approved a bill that would legalize sports betting across North Carolina. Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary voted in favor of SB READ

ALERT: Tell Your State Senator to OPPOSE Sports Betting

A dangerous gambling bill is rapidly moving through the State Senate and we urgently need your help to stop this bill from becoming law! READ

Urge Sens. Burr and Tillis to Oppose Out-Of-Control “Infrastructure” Bill

The U.S. Senate is currently considering a massive trillion-dollar infrastructure bill, H.R.3684. While portions of this legislation may be well-intentioned, its spending is out-of-control. READ

Senate Committee Passes Sports Gambling Bill

The North Carolina Senate Finance Committee passed a bill this afternoon that would legalize and regulate sports betting in North Carolina. SB 688–Sports Wagering, READ

ALERT: Charlotte City Council to Vote on SOGI Ordinance

City Council members in Charlotte are scheduled to vote August 9 on a proposed ordinance that would add the classifications of “familial status, sex READ

A New Approach to Overturning Roe v. Wade

NC Family has joined with 21 other state family policy organizations in a friend-of-the-court brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of READ

State Senate Seeks to Tackle Discriminatory Instruction in Public Schools

The State Senate Education/Higher Education Committee is meeting today to discuss a bill that originated in the House that would prohibit instruction in critical READ

NCGA Summer: Bills to Watch

The North Carolina General Assembly was back in session today, after taking last week off for the July 4th holiday. As state lawmakers resume READ

Medical Marijuana Bill Passes Senate Judiciary Committee

The NC Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill today that would legalize marijuana for medical use across the state. Senate Bill 711, entitled “NC Compassionate READ

ALERT: Urge Your Lawmakers to OVERRIDE Veto of Eugenic Abortion Ban

Last Friday, Governor Roy Cooper vetoed HB 453–Human Life Nondiscrimination Act/No Eugenics, a bill that would prevent a physician from performing an abortion if he or READ

Governor Cooper Vetoes Bill Banning Eugenic Abortions

Governor Roy Cooper vetoed a bill today that would have protected babies for the abhorent practice of eugenic abortions. HB 453—Human Life Nondiscrimination Act/No READ

ALERT: Urge Your State Senator to Oppose Medical Marijuana Bill!

The NC Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear a bill at 1:00 p.m. today that would legalize marijuana for medical use across the READ

The Dangerous Precedent of the Catawba Casino Bill

The following op-ed by former Speaker Pro Tempore of the North Carolina House of Representatives, Paul “Skip” Stam, appeared in the Charlotte Observer last READ

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