Tag Archives: Asheville

NORTH CAROLINA: Haters Display Mugshots Of Trans People During Asheville Standoff With LGBT Activists

This morning haters from the Keep NC Safe Coalition unfurled a massive banner bearing the alleged mugshots of trans people as they faced down chanting LGBT activists across a downtown Asheville street. See video below. It’s not yet known what crimes the depicted trans people are accused of having committed, but the message, obviously, is that since some trans people ...

Read More »

NORTH CAROLINA: Asheville City Hall Flies Pride Flag As State Awaits Marriage

The Campaign for Southern Equality reports that gay couples are camping out at county clerk offices across North Carolina in anticipation of a ruling to enact same-sex marriage.

Read More »

NC Gay Couples Line Up For Licenses

Gay couples lined up this morning outside the office of the Buncombe County registrar, who is issuing but not signing marriage licenses today. Attorney General Roy Cooper is defending the state against the lawsuit brought by the ACLU, even though he personally supports marriage equality. Buncombe County is home to Asheville, arguably the most liberal city in North Carolina.

Read More »

Maddow On Asheville’s Atheist Councilman

Remember the Asheville, North Carolina city councilman whose election was opposed because he’s an atheist? Well, the wingnuts are gunning to have him booted.

Read More »

North Carolina Law Bans Atheists, One Gets Into Office Anyway

Some folks tried to prevent newly elected Asheville, North Carolina city councilman Cecil Bothwell from taking office. Because he’s an atheist. And that’s still against the law there, as it is in five other states. North Carolina’s constitution is clear: politicians who deny the existence of God are barred from holding office. Opponents of Cecil Bothwell are seizing on that ...

Read More »