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TAKE ACTION NOW! Repeal Intolerant Gay Marriage Ban in North Carolina

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: gay rights, North Carolina ban on gay marriage, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', society, news, government, ethics, usa, news, ethics, media, SupremeCourt )

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This state's constitutional amendment is a giant step backwards for marriage equality, and basic human rights. Sign this petition to ask the Supreme Court to repeal this unjust infringement on gay rights.

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divergent revolution (309)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 7:48 pm
signed. Thanks Cal

Ellen m (215)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 10:59 pm
Done with disgust that we even need a petition like this in the 21st Century.

Ioana B (132)
Friday May 11, 2012, 1:21 am
Done...signed and i totally agree with Ellen.
Thank you Cal

SANDRA R (144)
Friday May 11, 2012, 2:10 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Cal.

Michela M (3964)
Friday May 11, 2012, 4:50 am

Daniel Partlow (179)
Friday May 11, 2012, 4:57 am
noted and signed.

Carol H (229)
Friday May 11, 2012, 5:01 am
signed and noted

Joe R (190)
Friday May 11, 2012, 8:06 am
Signed and noted.

Harry Carter (4)
Friday May 11, 2012, 8:22 am

Nancy Roussy (79)
Friday May 11, 2012, 8:36 am
Signed, thank you!

Cynthia D (340)
Friday May 11, 2012, 10:38 am
Signed TY Cal

JL A (281)
Friday May 11, 2012, 12:00 pm
And also pursue in the courts since it probably violates the constitution and there may be electoral irregularities which should invalidate the vote...

. (0)
Friday May 11, 2012, 12:29 pm
If one thinks the opinion of an Afro American President is going to sway the legislature in North Carolina, they are totally out of touch.

liz meesters (176)
Friday May 11, 2012, 12:51 pm
signed & noted, thanks

Christopher Fowler (82)
Friday May 11, 2012, 1:21 pm
Signed to have this piece of treasonous feces repealed.

David C (131)
Friday May 11, 2012, 1:48 pm

Friday May 11, 2012, 2:22 pm
Signed and noted, thanks.

Max P. (6)
Friday May 11, 2012, 2:31 pm
While we may not agree with the vote in NC, it is apparent no one here realizes that NC was the 31st state to add this amendment to their constitution. Not the first, not the only,and actually the last state in the south to do so. Also gay marriage was already illegal in NC and this vote just took it a step further by putting it into the constitution as other states have done.
Truth is this type of legislation passes most anytime it is put up for a vote. It even passed in California.
Now I personally don't think it is any of the governments business who or how many people consenting adults want to marry. But I seriously doubt the Supreme Court takes this issue up over NC if they didn't in the other 30 states.

Fred Krohn (34)
Friday May 11, 2012, 3:00 pm
This sort of garbage should be banned as unConstitutional on a federal level. NC is now on boycott, and I will not conbsider anyone getting married in NC as legally married until they do another ceremony outside the state. Death to homophobia!

Roxann Shadrick (15)
Friday May 11, 2012, 3:59 pm
Signed and Noted, Thanks Cal.

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday May 11, 2012, 4:33 pm
Gladly signed! Much thanks, Cal.

marie C (163)
Friday May 11, 2012, 4:45 pm
Thanks Cal

Ellen Emerson (14)
Friday May 11, 2012, 5:21 pm
Signed, thx for sharing.

Sheila D (28)
Friday May 11, 2012, 6:08 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Cal.

John B (185)
Friday May 11, 2012, 6:32 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Cal

Susan V (80)
Friday May 11, 2012, 8:09 pm
Yep - my state - I had a petition long ago to try to stop it. grrrrrrr. The Catholic dioceses in Raleigh in Charlotte were pushing hard for it-- pushing their parishioners hard to vote in favor of it.

Have a new one to insist NC businesses stay with their benefit plans despite the Amendment:

Nancy L (141)
Friday May 11, 2012, 9:47 pm
It's not a gay marriage ban. It simply defines marriage in their constitution which all states have the right to do.

Myron Scott (70)
Friday May 11, 2012, 11:00 pm
Signed previously.

Allan, I get your point, although I do think North Carolina allows non-presidential African-Americans to vote nowadays. Anyway, I do agree it won't be swayed by Obama's recent "personal" statement, given his and his spokes folk's care to emphasize that he thinks the decision should be made by individual states, as well as his avoidance of the questions of a gay marriage plank in the Democratic platform and the possibility of withdrawing the Democratic Convention from North Carolina.

If, as I believe, bans on non-sacramental marriage violate the Fourteenth Amendment, the decision should NOT be up to the states; and as a constitutional professor - or adjunct - as well as partially black, Obama must be presumed to understand that.

North Carolina will not repeal Amendment 1, and Obama will not take any actual action, without a lot more public pressure. Which, in itself, is reason enough for me to sign the petition.

Myron Scott (70)
Friday May 11, 2012, 11:11 pm
Thanks, S.V. I signed that petition, which may prove more effective than asking ANY politician to do anything.
And how can the right wing object: Freedom of contract, after all.

Ludger W (71)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 1:17 am
signed, noted, ty

Kathleen R (138)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 9:23 am
signed & noted

Max P. (6)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 4:08 am
"The Catholic dioceses in Raleigh in Charlotte were pushing hard for it-- pushing their parishioners hard to vote in favor of it."
The Catholic Church was not a factor. NC has the 4th smallest Catholic population in the US at only 4% and the amendment actually failed in both Raleigh (Wake) and Charlotte (Mecklenburg) which have larger Catholic populations than the rest of the state.
"NC is now on boycott, and I will not conbsider anyone getting married in NC as legally married until they do another ceremony outside the state."
Wow Fred you are running out of states to do business in since NC is the 31st to add this to their constitution with 2 more voting on it in the coming year.
Frankly I do not see why anyone should be surprised. After all California voted in favor of a similar amendment. And furthermore while I am against this and believe it is none of the government's business who you marry, many if not most of you seem to believe the government should control nearly every other aspect of our lives. Why are you shocked it wants to control this?
I say get the government out of our lives and out of our marriages. I do not want the government to tell me what or where to eat, drive, watch, say, buy, smoke, drink, live, work, or marry.
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