What is this, target practice? In that case, go long next time. To Pastor Keith A. Ogden: your “argument” has been countered so many times, it has become redundant and boring [“What's Next, Polygamy Benefits?” March 27 Xpress]. Biblical marriage consists not only of polygamy, but also rape, slavery, pedophilia, incest, murder and an assortment […]
Despite the passage of Amendment One, the city of Asheville will continue to offer domestic partner benefits to its employees.
A week after the passage of Amendment One, declaring “that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized” in North Carolina, its impacts on everything from domestic partner benefits to protections for unmarried couples remain unclear, with both local and state legal experts scrambling to make sense of the new rule.
“Whatever your personal, moral or religious views might be, to write discrimination into the North Carolina Constitution is just plain wrong,” says North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue in a newly released video.
Western North Carolina’s largest employer will start offering domestic-partner benefits to same-sex couples, effective Jan. 1, 2012.
The Asheville City Council has a full agenda tomorrow, both at the formal meeting and the worksession that precedes it, where Council will discuss the anticipated $5 million deficit the city faces next year and the implementation of domestic-partner benefits.