Erin Cullum

UNC Law Professor Says SCOTUS Ruling Doesn’t Affect Amendment One

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the constitutionality of California’s same-sex marriage ban, Proposition 8, has no standing in court. The court also struck down a provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that denies federal benefits to same-sex married couples. UNC School of Law professor Gene Nichol spoke to WCHL about what exactly the Supreme Court’s rulings on Prop 8 and DOMA mean, and how they could potentially give the opportunity to affect Amendment One in North Carolina.   “Proposition 8 by the trial court had been enjoined as a violation of...

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OC Social Media; Summer Art & Jazz; Summer Beach Music

ORANGE COUNTY – The Orange County Public Affairs Department is launching Facebook and Twitter accounts to keep residents and visitors up to date with County news and events.  The accounts will serve as the official social media platform for Orange County government. The director of Public Affairs, Carla Banks, says “The County is excited to join the ranks of social media and provide this option for folks who are more likely to access updates from Facebook and Twitter.” Residents are encouraged to “Like” and “Follow” the Orange County accounts and can do so by typing OCNCGov in the search...

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