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NC Gay Rights Group Holding Conference, Gala

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – North Carolina’s leading gay rights group is holding its annual conference and dinner with an eye toward challenging a proposed constitutional amendment next May that would ban gay marriage.

The Equality North Carolina Foundation holds its conference in Greensboro during the day Saturday and a gala event in the evening.

The conference will include some workshops and panel discussions focused upon how to encourage citizens to vote against the amendment. The referendum will decide whether traditional marriage is the only recognized domestic legal union in the state.

A featured conference speaker is the Rev. William Barber, the state chapter president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

The Legislature agreed in September to put the referendum on the statewide ballot.

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