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United Church of Christ Lawsuit says North Carolina Laws Restrict Freedom of Religion

Lisa Cloninger and Kathi Smith, a couple who has been together for more than 10 years, with their pastor the Rev. Nancy Allison, speak during a press conference held Monday morning (April 28) at Holy Covenant United Church of Christ in Charlotte, N.C. Photo by Patrick Schneider, courtesy of United Church of Christ

(RNS1-apr29) Lisa Cloninger and Kathi Smith, a couple who has been together for more than 10 years, with their pastor the Rev. Nancy Allison, speak during a press conference held Monday morning (April 28) at Holy Covenant United Church of Christ in Charlotte, N.C. For use with RNS-UCC-NC, transmitted on April 29, 2014, Photo by Patrick Schneider, courtesy of United Church of Christ.