Amendment One Nc

NC approves amendment on gay marriage

Wed, 09 May 2012 01:26:49 -0700 North Carolina approved a constitutional amendment Tuesday defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman, becoming the latest state to effectively slam the door shut on same-sex marriages. http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2012/05/09/nc_approves_amendment_on_gay_marriage

Amendment 1 opponents: "Our fight for fairness is not over."

Tue, 08 May 2012 20:15:10 -0700 The Coalition to Protect all NC Families, which led the unsuccessful anti-Amendment 1 campaign, just issued a statement. Here it is in full: Raleigh, N.C. Tonight the discriminatory and overreaching Amendment One passed on the North Carolina primary ballot, enshrining discrimination into the states constitution. http://www.indyweek.com/citizen/archives/2012/05/08/amendment-1-opponents-our-fight-for-fairness-is-not-over

NC Amendment One Approved

Tue, 08 May 2012 18:17:16 -0700 NCvoters have approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman. http://www.digtriad.com/news/local_state/article.aspx?storyid=228097

Amendment One, North Carolina Gay Marriage Ban, Passes Vote

RALEIGH, N.C. North Carolina approved a constitutional amendment Tuesday defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman, becoming the latest state to effectively slam the door shut on same-sex … http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/08/amendment-one-north-carolina_n_1501308.html

Amendment One N.C.: Anti-Gay Marriage Donors (UPDATED)

North Carolina voters went to the polls Tuesday and voted to pass a referendum — Amendment One — that banned same-sex marriage and civil unions for same-sex couples. In April, HuffPost's Lila Shapiro explained the many … http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/08/amendment-one-nc-donors_n_1501265.html

Amendment One Passes in North Carolina| News | Towleroad

North Carolina has voted to constitutionally prohibit any domestic union other than a marriage between a man and a woman, the AP reports. In doing so, voters have also banned civil unions and stripped same-sex couples of … http://www.towleroad.com/2012/05/amendment-one-passes-in-north-carolina.html

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9 Responses to Amendment One Nc

  • Amendment One Passes In NC, Isn’t It Great That My State Rejects Gay BS? Admendment 1 passes by ” lareg margin ” becoming 30th state to have such a ban. Making marriage between 1 man and 1 woman the only acceptable form of marriage.

    Ah, sooo good to be a North Carolinian tonight.

    Gay rights down the drain Baby!
    Will liberals and Pro gay ” republicans ” be sobbing now, that my state rejected their gay BS?
    HAHAHA I’m so ashamed. ;P
    @ gintable, I’m assuming that link is to porn. Am I right?
    I know, its not over yet. They will have their pity party. But, tonight. We celebrate victory!

    • Curator says:

      I am happy that most of NC knows house playing perverts doesn’t equal marriage, but believe me, queers will take their pity party to another state and harass people with their deviancy.

  • Anonymous says:

    If Amendment One PASSES..? I have a restraining order against a man I used to live with. We went to court and he was charged with domestic violence along with a few other charges. If Amendment one passes tomorrow here in NC will my restraining order be taken away? And how hard will it be to get it renewed (it was already hard enough because we weren’t married or dating!)? Will his conviction be turned over or whatever it’s called?
    It’s been almost a year since it happened so I’ll have to go back to court to get it renewed pretty soon. & I can’t get in touch with the DA that represented me because they’ve been so busy. Please help!

  • Anonymous says:

    Amendment One, NC – Can Someone Who Knows What Thy Are Talking About Explain This To Me? Ok I know I am going to be jumped all over for this but I have read both sides of the argument and I’m so confused and me and my sister and my husband are all going to vote tomorrow but they are counting on me to tell them what is up and I can’t figure it out.. Can someone help me understand what exactly this is over?? One side says it hurts children.. The other side says that is a lie.

    I have a baby so the whole child argument is close to home for me.. Does this really effect children? Also, and I know this is going to upset people, but I have no problem wih gay people themselves but I have a problem with gay people being encouraged to have children and things like that.. I know nothing will keep them from it but will recognizing it as a family legally encourage it?? And I just feel like it is too confusing for a child to have to process having 2 dads or 2 moms when all their friends have 1 mom and 1 dad that is the reason I have a problem with the children part of it.

    Can anyone in NC or anyone who knows about this help me know which way I should vote based on what I have said is important issues in my mind??

    • Curator says:

      I have collegiate level law experience, and I have diligently studied “amendment one” (actually it is technically called the “Marriage Amendment”) to learn the truth about this law. My informed conclusion is that this law will not hurt children for the following reasons:

      1. Other states who passed similar amendments (31 states) have also had people who claimed (and paid for advertizements just like in NC) that citizens would lose legal protection and benefits (such as loss of restraining orders, alimony, etc) if the law was passed, but in every single state, this did not happen, so there is no need to worry.

      2. Even more convincing in this matter, the lawmakers who made the law have publicly gone on record saying it will not affect other laws that are already in place – it is only affirming current law.

      3. This can also be demonstrated by noticing the language of the actual law which states contracts will still remain intact (including those dealing with children)

      “Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State. This section does not prohibit a private party from entering into contracts with another private party; nor does this section prohibit courts from adjudicating the rights of private parties pursuant to such contracts.”

      Notice it says contracts can still be made by individuals, and the courts can still enforce them (meaning someone can’t use this law to change laws about children)

      In short, this is enforcing current law, and NOT changing any of the laws in place. The lawmakers have affirmed there is no chance for current laws to be changed, the other 31 states who have passed a similar amendment have proven the laws will not change, and the language of the amendment itself states the laws (“contracts”) will not change. How you decide to vote is your decision, but no matter how you vote it should be reassuring to know the children are safe whether this law passes or not : )

  • Anonymous says:

    Is Physical Abuse Of Children Showing Potentially Homosexual Traits What Passes For Christianity These Days? http://freethoughtblogs.com/dispatches/2012/05/03/nc-pastor-gives-permission-to-punch-children-who-might-be-gay/

    On Sunday, April 29, 2012, Sean Harris, senior pastor of the Berean Baptist Church, in a sermon dealing with North Carolina’s controversial “Amendment One” which would ban gay marriage in the state of North Carolina, said the following:

    “So your little son starts to act a little girlish when he is four years old and instead of squashing that like a cockroach and saying, ‘Man up, son, get that dress off you and get outside and dig a ditch, because that is what boys do,’ you get out the camera and you start taking pictures of Johnny acting like a female and then you upload it to YouTube and everybody laughs about it and the next thing you know, this dude, this kid is acting out childhood fantasies that should have been squashed….Can I make it any clearer? Dads, the second you see your son dropping the limp wrist, you walk over there and crack that wrist. Man up. Give him a good punch. Ok? You are not going to act like that. You were made by God to be a male and you are going to be a male.”

    Harris further added in his sermon, “When your daughter starts acting too butch, you reign her in. You’re going to act like a girl and walk like a girl and talk like a girl and smell like a girl, and that means you’re going to be beautiful and you’re going to be attractive and you’re going to dress yourself up.”

    Is this what passes for Christianity today? The encouragement of abuse against any child who does not fit this man’s (and apparently his congregation’s) twisted view of what a man is? Putting aside the fact that the Berean Baptist Church should lose its tax-exempt status for preaching what is clearly a politically charged sermon, should Child Protective Services of North Carolina investigate Pastor Harris for advocating the physical abuse of children who display possibly homosexual traits?

    Also, which of these words reflect the teachings of Christ, who commanded us to “Love one another”? Did I miss something? When Christ commanded His disciples to love unconditionally, did He add “unless of course you think they’re homosexual. Then beat the crap out of them!”? Maybe I have a lose translation of the Bible.

    **Incidentally, this past week, Pastor Harris retracting his words in a statement reading, “If I had to say it again, I would say it differently, no doubt. Those weren’t planned words, but what I do stand by is that the word of God makes it clear that effeminate behavior is ungodly. I’m not going to compromise on that.”

    This only came after flocks of protesters gathered outside of his church the following Sunday and the pastor was flooded with angry letters from the gay and lesbian community. Isn’t this a little like trying to put the toothpaste back in the tube?
    Chi-Girl — Couldn’t help but notice you were the only one so far who didn’t denounce this “Pastor’s” sermon. Guess we know where your heart is! And if I did go back to 6th grade English at 39-years-old, I’d do it in Fayetteville, NC. That way, I’d at least be in a class with people my own age!
    -noneutrals — Not that it has any bearing on this whatsoever, I am straight. I just cannot stand it when someone or a group of people decide that oppression is acceptable so long as it is done in the name or morality and/or religion. It reminds me a lot of what the Nazi party did during it’s reign by tagging homosexuals with pink triangles and calling for the open persecution of anyone who didn’t fit what their regime considered “normal.” I don’t know if they’re either too ignorant or too blind to realize it, but many religious organizations that associate themselves with the teachings of Christ have done a damn good imitation of the Third Reich in recent years, and not only is that poor advertising for Christ but I find it wholly perverse… much more perverse in fact that two people of the same sex cohabitating.

    Of course, I’m just open-minded…

    • Curator says:

      Christianity is sometimes used to perpetuate evil. Because they cannot come up with a rational excuse for their position, they instead use religion. It is particularly true in the South, where Christianity has a real history of being used by straight white men as a way of dominating over everyone else. The Southern Baptist church used to preach that god supports slavery.

      Homophobia is all about men dominating over women. In the homophobic mind, masculinity is seen as superior to femininity, and women are supposed to be dominated by men. They wish to perpetuate the myth that “traditional” marriage is the only viable type of relationship. The woman is beaten when she does not act submissive enough, and she cannot leave because she has no work training and she wouldn’t be able to get a job that pays enough to support the kids. Gay men are depicted as feminine and therefore inferior because they challenge the notion that “traditional” marriage is the only type of viable relationship and are seen as defectors from the patriarchy. And, violence and sexism are traditionally connected.

      With such a revolting agenda, the anti-gay movement can find no better excuse than “god says so”.

  • “Nicotine has a short half-life (2-4 hours) so often it is not detectable after 24 hours. Cotinine, its major metabolite, has a half-life of 16-19 hours so it usually is detectable for 4-7 days, depending upon amount of consumption.” . . They most likely will detect tobacco use in his blood sample; perhaps he should try explaining the situation beforehand, but I doubt they’ll let it pass.

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