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Old Man Gram takes out ad in 14 papers supporting NC’s Amendment One

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This is the full-page being printed by fourteen different North Carolina newspapers. It should be noted it was paid for by the Billy Grahm Evangelistic Association, which his son currently runs.

Additionally, you’ll noticed they used an older picture of Rev. Graham for the ad, at 93 years-old he doesn’t look quite that good. The miracles of Photoshop!

If you really need to know more, check out the TIME article here.

New polls about NC’s Amendment One- Voters still misunderstand what it does

In a new report from Public Policy Polling, they conclude if everyone understood what North Carolina’s Amendment One actually did, the polls would be telling a different story. More precisely, we would be winning.

“Lack of voter understanding about how far reaching the amendment is continues to be the biggest obstacle for those hoping to defeat it. 55% of voters in the state support some form of legal recognition for gay couples in the form of either marriage or civil unions to only 41% completely opposed. But at the same time 55% of voters plan to support the amendment that would prohibit any legal recognition for same sex couples while only 41% are opposed.”

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NC bigot films himself shooting Anti-Amendment One sign in Neighbor’s yard

So some guy and a friend in North Carolina decided the best way to protest their neighbor’s “Vote Against Amendment One” sign is to shoot it with a shotgun while in their neighbor’s yard. The most disturbing part isn’t just what he’s doing, but what he’s saying as wellI.

Video after the jump….

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President of North Carolina NAACP chapter speaks out against Amendment One

With May 8th fast approaching, support against Amendment One in North Carolina is getting louder and louder. One thing that’s nice to see is there are more religious supporters in the fight for equality.

Reverend William Barber, president of the local NAACP chapter in North Carolina advocated against the against the anti-gay and anti-family amendment in a rally at Winston-Salem State University on Tuesday.

As the Winston-Salem Journal reports, Barber said in his speech:

“Whether you agree or disagree with same-sex marriage, that is a personal and religious choice,” Barber said. “You should disagree with anybody who is writing hatred and discrimination into the constitution.”

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Former Mayors of Charlotte speak out against Amendment One

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Protect all NC Families has released a video featuring two former Mayors of Charlotte, Harvey Gantt (Democrat), and Richard Vinroot (Republican). Hopefully those confused voters in NC will hear them speaking out against Amendment One and make the right choice come May 8th!

Most touching Marriage Equality Ad ever

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From October 3rd to October 14th, the Campaign for Southern Equality has asked same-sex couples to join them in asking for marriage licenses in Asheville, North Carolina to show they will resist against laws banning marriage equality.

Apart of the “WE DO” campaign, it seems that all hope may not be lost. In the video we see a clerk that is sincerely remorseful she couldn’t give out any marriage licenses. We need to keep sharing videos like this one so everyone can know that marriage inequality hurts others for no reason, and it has to stop.

Here’s to hoping the vote to ban same-sex marriage in NC doesn’t go too far south…

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North Carolina puts Super DOMA on the ballot — here are some voices of reason amidst the anti-LGBT storm

“Most of us have gay neighbors, co-workers, friends and family members. Know that if you vote for this amendment, you will cause them pain.”
— NC State Sen. Josh Stein
“I remember a recent session where we went to great lengths, and necessary ones I believe, to issue an apology to African-American citizens for injustices. What I think is about to happen here is another instance where in the not-too-distant future we will be apologizing again for unfair and harmful discriminatory practices.”
— NC State Rep. Susan Fisher

Full article here: N.C. senate approves putting same-sex marriage amendment on 2012 ballot

Marriage News Watch and NC – SUPER DOMA

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We could have some problems for the LGBT community in North Carolina, and that’s an understatement. NC Republicans are trying to rush pass “anti-gay SUPER DOMA” on the state level. Republicans of course are claiming that the new law wouldn’t do anything to hinder health benefits for domestic partners, but that’s just lip service, we know the truth.

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Every “Like” raises $10 to fight anti-marriage equality measure in North Carolina

For every “Like” on the Facebook page below, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes will donate $10 to fight the proposed anti-marriage equality measure in North Carolina.

Thank you, Chris Hughes! Please “Like” and share far and wide:

Equality North Carolina

https://www.facebook.com/equalitync