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.”
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.
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.
“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.”
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!
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.
“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
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.