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Tami Fitzgerald

Abortion restrictions pass North Carolina Senate amid protests

"We think it's a great victory for the unborn and for women," said Tami Fitzgerald with the North Carolina Values Coalition. "Abortion clinics in North Carolina have problems ... this bill fixes some of those problems. " As for whether the bill becoming law, Fitzgerald said she ...

North Carolina church vows to stop marriages until same-sex couples can wed

Tami Fitzgerald, executive director of the NC Values Coalition, said neither the state nor the church has the right to redefine marriage. "Marriage has always been understood as a union of one man and one woman — both biblically and culturally — and last May over 60 percent of North ...

Bragg same-sex couples part of effort to overturn gay marriage ban :: WRAL.com

"It has always been a precedent in our country that states get to set, to determine their own domestic-policy issues," said Tami Fitzgerald, executive director of the North Carolina Values Coalition. Fitzgerald helped lead the campaign for the 2012 constitutional amendment ...

DHHS calls for more study of abortion restrictions :: WRAL.com

Tami Fitzgerald, president of the North Carolina Values Coalition, noted that state regulators have shut down two abortion clinics in recent weeks for unsafe practices and urged lawmakers to pass the new restrictions. "Requiring doctors to be present for abortions is not wild-eyed or ...

Proponents Argue NC Senate's Approval of Pro-Life Package Protects Women's Health

In response to the North Carolina anti-abortion amendment package, Tami Fitzgerald, executive director of the NC Values Coalition, a pro-life group, told The News & Observer that she and her organization do not want to see North Carolina become the "Gosnell of the South. " "The bill ...

Human trafficking bill moves to Senate floor :: WRAL.com

Tami Fitzgerald with the NC Values Coalition said her group supports the legislation. "Most people who are trafficking minors are doing it with an aim to do it for sex trafficking," even if it starts out as domestic servitude, Fitzgerald said. "Putting them on the registry will ...

North Carolina passes same-sex marriage ban, CNN projects ...

Tami Fitzgerald, the head of Vote for Marriage NC, said she had been confident that "the people of North Carolina would rise up and vote to keep the opposition from redefining traditional marriage. " "We are not anti-gay, we are pro-marriage," she said. "And the point -- the whole point ...

Suit cites urgency to overturn NC gay marriage ban

NC Values Coalition executive director Tami Fitzgerald, who helped lead a coalition of Christian and conservative groups supporting the state's 2012 constitutional amendment, said the ACLU's moves attempt to void the will of voters who backed traditional marriage. Six in 10 voters backed ...

Bills chip away at abortions

Tami Fitzgerald, executive director of the N.C. Values Coalition, says pro-choice and anti-abortion advocates should share common ground in wanting abortions to be rare and safe, which is what she says the proposed legislation would accomplish. “Do you want to sacrifice the safety of ...

New abortion clinic rules long way off

Tami Fitzgerald, executive director of the N.C. Values Coalition, said her anti-abortion organization had not been contacted yet. “We would hope these groups DHHS seeks input from would reflect a balance of both sides of the issue,” she said. Pratt said staff in the section working on ...

Same-sex marriage fight heads to Rowan County

Tami Fitzgerald of the N.C. Values Coalition told The Associated Press in September that she believes the effort is a stealth attempt to overcome the results of Amendment One, a ballot proposition in May 2012 that defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman. That issue passed ...

LGBT community brings equality fight to Cabarrus

… Yet, as we wait for the courts to rule, we feel compelled to act now.” Tami Fitzgerald, executive director of the North Carolina Values Coalition, released a statement in late October regarding Southern Equality’s growing campaign. Founded in 2011, the N.C. Values Coalition is a ...

‘Choose Life’ or ‘Kill the Sea Turtles’? ACLU, North Carolina argue over special license tags

“It is one of our key issues.” Tami Fitzgerald, executive director of the N.C. Values Coalition, said no one forces taxpayers to buy the specialty plates, the proceeds of which go to a variety of charities, in this case to help pregnant women and their families. “The courts did not ...

Same-sex couples register marriage licenses in NC

Tami Fitzgerald, executive director of the North Carolina Values Coalition, sharply criticized the Campaign for Southern Equality, saying it was "waging guerrilla warfare. " "I caution the state's registers of deeds that any recognition of a same-sex union is a violation of North ...

UNC board bans ‘gender-neutral’ housing on campuses

Tami Fitzgerald, executive director of the NC Values Coalition, released a statement after the Board of Governors action Friday. “We applaud the UNC Board of Governors for passing a uniform housing policy that will prohibit students of the opposite sex from living together in on-campus ...

McCrory signs NC abortion bill as protesters hold vigil outside governor’s mansion

Tami Fitzgerald, executive director of the NC Values Coalition, had earlier Monday called on McCrory to sign the bill. The coalition did not respond to further requests for comment. “The handful of Immoral Monday protesters who are gathered at the Governor’s Mansion today do not ...

Abortion bill headed to Gov. Pat McCrory

After the vote, Tami Fitzgerald, executive director of the N.C. Values Coalition, issued a statement praising the Senate for passing the abortion bill as well as an earlier bill by Goolsby protecting victims of sex trafficking. “It is refreshing to work with a state legislative body that ...

Cooper ‘will not oppose’ expanding lawsuit to include NC marriage ban

Tami Fitzgerald, executive director of the N.C. Values Coalition, called Cooper’s decision “misguided.” “The people of North Carolina passed the marriage amendment by 61 percent and they deserve better from their Attorney General,” Fitzgerald said in a statement. “The ...

Teen medical ban heads to House floor :: WRAL.com

But Tami Fitzgerald with the N.C. Values Coalition called the bill "a commonsense bill that puts control back in the hands of the parents, where it belongs. " "There is something insanely wrong about physicians' associations coming into this building and asserting that their judgment ...

U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan declares her support for gay marriage

Tami Fitzgerald, executive director of NC Values Coalition, said Hagan’s views placed her “at odds with the needs of children and with an overwhelming majority of voters in North Carolina.” “Senator Hagan is entitled to her own views, but marriage is defined by God, and neither the ...

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