north carolina


In These States, You Can Sue the Person Your Spouse Cheated With

In 2011, a North Carolina judge ordered a woman to pay $30 million to her husband's ex-wife because the more recent relationship began with infidelity. Despite criticism, a few states still allow for such "alienation of affection" lawsuits.
Kimberly Lawson
gun violence

These Two Students Were the Only Ones to Walk Out of Their School

“I was being recorded and laughed at, but I had to remind myself that I was fighting for what I believe in, and that it doesn't matter what they think of me.”
Kimberly Lawson
reproductive rights

When Thousands of Christian 'Prayer Marchers' Descend on One Abortion Clinic

"There's another sheriff in town, and his name is Jesus."
Callie Beusman

'You Can’t Be Afraid of Failure': Meet Charlotte's First Black Female Mayor

Vi Lyles made history when she was elected mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina in November. She talks to Broadly about how she hopes her win reminds young people, and especially young women, to be brave in the face of adversity.
Kimberly Lawson

A Mom of Three Hiding from ICE in a Church Shares Her Story

“I am a mother, and I have tried my whole adult life to be strong for my sons. I want them to grow up strong, kind, loyal, educated, and free."
Kimberly Lawson
sexual assault

Men Legally Allowed to Finish Sex Even If Woman Revokes Consent, NC Law States

North Carolina is the one state where the law explicitly says you cannot revoke consent once it's given. A bill that would remove this "unacceptable loophole" has little traction.
Kimberly Lawson

Undocumented Grandma Forced to Hide In Church to Avoid ICE

"If this woman is a priority for deportation, if ICE is really intent on separating this family, then all bets are off. Who is safe at that point?”
Kimberly Lawson

In Most States, Forcibly Continuing Sex After a Partner Says 'No' Is Not Rape

Only eight states recognize a person's right to withdraw consent after penetration has occurred, leaving rape victims vulnerable.
Gabby Bess

Saying We Can 'Compromise' on Trans Rights Is a Dangerous Lie

"Compromise on justice is not a beginning; it is an end." Chase Strangio, one of the nation's leading attorneys fighting against anti-trans legislation, speaks out on the so-called "repeal" of North Carolina's HB2 law.
Chase Strangio

When I Traveled Home to North Carolina as a Trans Woman for the First Time

"People assumed I was a cisgender woman, but my license appeared to belong to some dude with a beard."
Bryn N.

North Carolina's Anti-Trans Bill Repeal Is Actually Another Anti-Trans Bill

State legislators reached a compromise to repeal the discriminatory bathroom bill, HB 2, but advocates are wary of the result. "It's a repeal in name only," a mother of a transgender student told Broadly.
Gabby Bess

Photos from a 'Condom Couture' Fashion Show Display the Elegance of Limp Condoms

Equal access to affordable birth control is so hot right now.
Kimberly Lawson