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Rise Up Against Amendment 1 (VIDEO)

Rise Up Against Amendment 1 (VIDEO)

 

With North Carolina going to the ballot on Tuesday to decide on Amendment 1, a constitutional amendment that would codify the state’s ban on same-sex marriage and also eliminate all domestic partnerships, a video has been released to show the broad coalition of voices that have spoken out against this amendment and the agenda behind it.

Watch the video, Rise Up Against Amendment 1, below:

The amendment language being voted on states “marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state.”

This would serve to eliminate civil unions for same-sex couples and, legal voices have warned, will render domestic partnerships for gay and straight couples worthless.

Going in to voting day, polls suggest that Amendment 1 is likely to pass though (a figure between 14-16% in favor has been floated). However even conservative polls she there remains a significant group of people that say they are still undecided.

Also, when Public Poling Policy read the text of the language back to likely voters and they were made aware that the amendment could impact health insurance for children and would likely undo much of the good work done in advancing domestic violence legislation, as well as banning same-sex couples from ever accessing civil unions, a majority were found to oppose the amendment.

As we wait for the voting results, one prediction over Amendment 1 has already come true: in a time of economic uncertainty and joblessness, the GOP-backed Amendment 1 (that several Democratic legislators voted for) has served to divide the state’s citizenship and has led to million dollar campaigns on both sides.

All supposedly to ban gay marriage–something that North Carolina has already done through its statutory ban.

 

Related Reading:

Bill Clinton: Amendment 1 Will Hurt Families and Drive Away Jobs

Newt Supports North Carolina Gay Marriage Ban

Ted Olson Joins Battle Against NC’s Anti-LGBT Amendment 1

Clay Aiken Speaks Out Against NC Gay Marriage Ban (VIDEO)


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6:59AM PDT on May 14, 2012

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6:57AM PDT on May 14, 2012

Hi, Greetings from Miss success,(successjohnson23@yahoo.com) How are you doing today and health over there?. My name is success,am a single girl,never marry.I went across your profile on (www.care2.com).I found intrest on you,i wish to know you more.if you can contact me direct with your email to my email address.(successjohnson23@yahoo.com)i promised to give you my pictures here from my email address.write me on this email id.(successjohnson23@yahoo.com)

4:02PM PDT on May 10, 2012

Why do they want to force their beliefs on those that do not believe their way? It just makes me sick!

6:21PM PDT on May 9, 2012

my heart is broken that many of us that voted in NC was not enough

12:45PM PDT on May 9, 2012

This shit is too petty! Move on people against same sex marriage. Let them live their own lives like u do.

4:47PM PDT on May 8, 2012

hopefully people will see how bad this ban would be

9:23AM PDT on May 8, 2012

Thanks Steve for the article and the video. I will be following the results closely this evening.

8:28AM PDT on May 8, 2012

Noted, Thanks for posting Steve.

This admendment is just plain WRONG. I truely hope it is voted down today in North Carolina.

6:45AM PDT on May 8, 2012

Noted. Thanks.

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