Amendment opponents and supporters agree that health insurance and other benefits offered by local governments – for gay and unmarried heterosexual couples – would be disallowed if the amendment passes.
Such domestic partner benefits are offered by nine local governments across the state. The change would affect about 70 households. But the impact on corporate employees is more unclear and could affect far more people. Read more here.
--In its hard climb to raise $36.6 million for the Democratic National Convention, Charlotte’s host committee is reaching out to one of the party’s perennial allies: labor unions. They represent a potentially lucrative fountain of money. While the convention’s new self-imposed fundraising rules prohibit cash donations from corporations, lobbyists and PACs, they put no limits on money from union treasuries.
--John Edwards' attorneys battered Andrew Young in cross-examination. Trial Day 3 story here.