Robbed of the ability to celebrate the President’s statement on marriage equality

By: Thursday May 10, 2012 11:32 am

“On May 8, just over 20 percent of North Carolina’s registered voters cast a ballot in support of the amendment — the lowest support of any amendment that’s passed in Southern states. To put it another way, 14 percent of North Carolina’s population decided the fate of all of the state’s families.” – the sad [...]

What’s wrong with this picture?

By: Wednesday May 9, 2012 5:58 am

Apparently nothing, according to election officials in an article about the controversy in the StarNewsOnline.com. A sign at the Devon Park United Methodist Church polling site (precinct W28, 3403 Winston Blvd) in Wilmington, NC is beyond the buffer zone of “between 25 and 50 feet from the entrance to a polling place” where there can be no campaign [...]

Where do I begin? It’s just the beginning for North Carolina after the passage of Amendment One (updated)

By: Tuesday May 8, 2012 10:23 pm

I’m sitting here thinking about all of the blood, sweat and tears poured into this battle to defeat Amendment One here in NC. It looks like is NC had the highest turnout for a primary here in a quarter century — 34.37 % (2,164,074 ballots cast out of 6,296,759 voters). Only 18% were expected to vote. [...]

Watching the results in North Carolina…

By: Tuesday May 8, 2012 7:34 pm

“Reports from precincts across the state are that there are long lines at the polls with an hour to go. We’re strongly encouraging people to stay in line.” –Chris Macneil, Field Director, Campaign to Protect All NC Families Yes, it is a bit of a frenzy in the relocated war room at the Equality NC offices, [...]

Anti-gay NC pastor grilled by MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts

By: Tuesday May 8, 2012 5:27 pm

God, these bible beaters are horrible at defending their side of the argument. Witness Pastor Mark Harris on MSNBC this AM against Jeremy Kennedy, the campaign manager for the Coalition to Protect All NC Families, interviewed by Thomas Roberts. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

You don’t need a miracle, believe that anything is possible – and make sure your vote counts

By: Tuesday May 8, 2012 12:44 pm

The latest PPP polling in NC (May 5-6) still favors passage of Amendment One (full crosstabs) — the conundrum remains: if voters know the scope of the amendment’s harms, they would vote against it, but many aren’t sure about what the language means: Opponents of the amendment had an uphill battle in convincing voters that it [...]

What a mess – WH spokesman Jay Carney produces weak answers to slew of marriage equality Qs

By: Tuesday May 8, 2012 8:54 am

The feeble ability of the Obama administration to handle the mess it has created regarding the President’s opinion on whether he’s evolved on marriage equality came up again on Monday in the wake of the did-he-or-didn’t he appearance of VP Joe Biden on Meet the Press endorsing marriage equality. It should be no surprise that [...]

Who’s on the record against Amendment One? A lot of people – here’s a guide

By: Tuesday May 8, 2012 3:30 am

And those opposing the addition of discrimination to North Carolina’s constitution fall all along the political spectrum. A handy guide from Progress NC of who’s on the record: Confused about the proposed amendment to the NC Constitution? This will help. DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THIS LIST TO DISTRIBUTE. BUSINESS LEADERS AGAINST THE AMENDMENT: Over 100 CEO’s and [...]

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber’s closing argument: the constitution should be used to expand rights, not decrease them

By: Tuesday May 8, 2012 3:00 am

And this is the statement voters should focus on today, primary day, in North Carolina. This ballot initiative is not about same-sex marriage, this is about the rights of the minority being voted on by the majority. This is not about legalizing the rights of gays and lesbians to marry — that is nowhere on [...]

OFA to NC: show President Obama you’ve got his back (but he doesn’t have yours on Amendment One)

By: Monday May 7, 2012 3:35 pm

Here’s the e-blast that just went out urging North Carolinians to go to the  polls. And not a mention about Amendment One and that people should vote against it. You’re supposed to have the President’s back, even as his campaign craps on all of the backs of people working to stop discrimination from being enshrined [...]

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