Is NC LGBT friendly?
Same-sex sexual activity is legal in North Carolina, and the state has recognized same-sex marriage since October 10, 2014. However, an amendment to a bill prohibiting discrimination against LGBT persons in charter schools has not been signed into law.
What states allow civil unions?
Five states allow for civil unions: Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Vermont and New Jersey. California, District of Columbia, Maine, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin allow for domestic partnerships while Hawaii allows for a similar relationship known as reciprocal beneficiaries.
Can same sex couples adopt in North Carolina?
North Carolina law is silent as to fostering by LGBT parents. Married same-sex couples can petition for joint adoptions in North Carolina, but some private agencies do not let same-sex couples adopt jointly—although they will let an LGBT individual petition for a solo adoption.
What are same sex unions?
A civil union (also known as a civil partnership) is a legally recognized arrangement similar to marriage, created primarily as a means to provide recognition in law for same-sex couples. Civil unions grant most or all of the rights of marriage except the title itself.