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NC Gay Rights Group Names Next Executive Director

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RALEIGH, N.C. – A Texas anti-poverty advocate is the next executive director of a North Carolina gay rights group that’s just begun a campaign opposing an amendment that would put a same-sex marriage ban in the state constitution.

Equality North Carolina announced Wednesday that Stuart Campbell will begin his new position Oct. 24. Campbell previously served on the board of Equality Texas and campaigned against a similar 2005 amendment in that state that ultimately passed.

Equality NC board chairman Dan Gurley said Campbell’s experience will help as North Carolina voters decide in May whether the constitution should say traditional marriage is the only domestic legal union recognized by the state.

Campbell has worked in the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and the Coalition on Human Needs.

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