One year ago today, same-sex couples in North Carolina won the freedom to marry the person they love.
Many people contributed to that incredible victory. But the most important of all were the families who had the courage and conviction to serve as plaintiffs in the legal challenges the ACLU and others brought against North Carolina's discriminatory marriage ban.
The ACLU filed the first two legal challenges to North Carolina's ban on marriage for same-sex couples, in 2013 and 2014, and our victories have helped enable thousands of loving couples across the state to marry the person they love.
Today's one-year anniversary gives us the chance to look back at how far our state has come and how much work still lies ahead. LGBT North Carolinians continue to face discrimination in employment, housing, and other facets of life. We remain committed to working with our partners across the state to confront these issues until no North Carolinian is treated like a second-class citizen because of who they are or who they love.
Your support is crucial to our success. Last year's tremendous victory shows what is possible, and we'll depend on supporters like you to help us defend and advance freedom and equality.
Acting Executive Director
ACLU of North Carolina