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Rallying in Support of Gay Marriage Ruling

National Association of Social Workers North Carolina Chapter President Jessica Holton was interviewed during a gay marriage supporter rally in Greenville. Screenshot courtesy of WITN News.

National Association of Social Workers North Carolina Chapter President Jessica Holton was interviewed during a gay marriage supporter rally in Greenville. Screenshot courtesy of WITN News.

National Association of Social Workers North Carolina Chapter President Jessica Holton took part in gay marriage supporter rally in Greenville on Thursday and was interviewed by WITN news.

The Supreme Court rulings will lead to federal recognition of same-sex marriages and allow California to resume gay marriages. However, gay marriage is still banned in 37 states, including North Carolina.

Gay marriage supporters said they would continue to push to end North Carolina’s ban.

“For change, change takes time,” Holton, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, told the reporter. “I think (the Supreme Court rulings) are a step in the right direction.”

Here is the full news segment featuring Holton. Cheers to WITN News for getting a social worker’s perspective on this historic ruling!

The National Association of Social Workers issued this statement on the U.S. Supreme Court rulings. Social workers in North Carolina have also campaigned against the state’s gay marriage ban. In fact, National Association of Social Workers member Thomas “Tab” Ballis and Andy Meyers created a short film to protest the ban when it was still a ballot initiative. Their film, “My Marriage is Not Threatened by Gay Marriage in NC,” won a 2013 NASW Media Award for Best Documentary.

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