The North Carolina chapter of the
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Tuesday said it will make a
major announcement on Wednesday regarding efforts to win marriage
equality in North Carolina.
“We will make a major announcement
tomorrow afternoon about legal efforts to win the freedom to marry
for same-sex couples in North Carolina,” the group said in a
Facebook posting. “Stay tuned!”
North Carolina voters approved the
nation's most recent constitutional amendment excluding gay and
lesbian couples from marriage in 2012 with a 60 percent margin.
A federal judge overseeing a lawsuit
challenging the constitutionality of North Carolina's Amendment One
appears to be waiting on the outcome of a similar case in Virgina.
Next month, a 3-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in
Richmond will hear arguments in the state's appeal to a judge's
decision declaring Virginia's ban invalid. The case could impact
North Carolina as both states are under the jurisdiction of the
The ACLU's news conference is scheduled
for 2 PM at the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in
Greensboro, North Carolina.