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Justice In N.C., how do spouses of gay soldiers fit in? Legal brief presses the issue.

The friend-of-the-court brief, filed Friday, sets up a new battle space for gay rights activists in one of America’s most conservative, Christian corners.

By Staff writer / April 18, 2014

Lynn Hey/News & Record/AP

North Carolina’s largest gay rights group on Friday asked a federal appeals court to consider: How can states justify barring benefits to same-sex military couples, including to widowed women who have lost wives in war?