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UCC victorious in lawsuit as judge strikes down N.C. gay marriage ban

A federal judge has struck down North Carolina’s marriage laws as unconstitutional, giving the United Church of Christ and its co-plaintiffs a monumental and historic victory for equality for all people. General Synod of the United Church of Christ et al vs. Cooper challenged the state’s Amendment One for violating the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of religion.

“Of the three marriage equality cases pending in North Carolina, it is this landmark case about religious freedom and marriage equality that has finally struck down North Carolina’s unconstitutional marriage laws,” said UCC General Counsel Donald C. Clark.

Read more: http://www.ucc.org/news/north-carolina-marriageequality-10102014.html