Nc Amendment One

Amendment One On NC Minds Today

Tue, 08 May 2012 04:01:56 -0700 Amendment One top of mind for North Carolina voters.

Bill Clinton Speaks Out On NC Amendment One

Sat, 05 May 2012 13:17:06 -0700 Former President Bill Clinton is going national with his opposition to North Carolina's Amendment One.

NC NAACP Urges Voters To Reject Amendment One

Thu, 03 May 2012 19:03:50 -0700 The civil rights organization met at the Greater Joy Baptist Church in Rocky Mount to once again urge voters to reject Amendment One.

North Carolina Amendment One Voters Facing Possible Election …

North Carolina residents are heading to the polls today to vote on a controversial amendment banning gay marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships in the state's constitution.

North Carolina Amendment One: Proposed Gay Marriage Ban …

RALEIGH, N.C. North Carolina has long prided itself on its moderate politics dating to the civil rights era, as well as its place as a New South leader and a hub for high-tech, banking and higher education. Even though the …

The conservative case against North Carolina's Amendment One

The conservative case against North Carolina's Amendment One · Two cultural phenomena intersecting · Time after time since he took office, Obama has failed to show the fortitude to stand up to hateful and over-the-line …

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8 Responses to Nc Amendment One

  • 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:

    Does Being Able To Vote In The Primary Include Being Able To Vote On Ballot Issues? I’m asking this question again because I only received useless answers before. Maybe re-wording it will help.

    So, in North Carolina, I will be able to vote in the primaries on May 8th, despite not yet being 18. This is because I will be 18 by the time of the general election in November. That is true, PLEASE do not answer saying it is not.

    My question is, will I also be able to vote on ballot issues that are presented on the primary vote. Namely, NC Amendment One and also some city propositions. Or, will I only be able to vote for candidates?

    Thanks in advance for anyone who actually helps,
    @Charles: Amendment One proposes to add a new section to the state constitution declaring that “The only domestic legal union is marriage between one man and one woman,” essentially making it impossible for future state legislatures to allow gay marriage. I would agree that most legislation shouldn’t be put up to the people, but this is extremely sweeping legislation that will impact many people.

    @Daisy: I am not sure why the vote on Amendment One is on May 8th, but I have a guess. Not to be cynical, but this was proposed by a Republican legislature, this is an issue that most Republicans would vote in favor for, and there will only be a Presidential primary for Republican candidates, which will certainly draw more voters than a Democratic Primary only covering Congressmen and state representatives. I think the connection is pretty clear. And yes, I am excited to vote, and I do not intend to stop voting. I care about politics, I’m one of very few teenagers who knows
    (just realized it got cut off)…who knows who their state representatives are. I follow political events and I even intend to pursue a minor in political science. I’m actually a little embarrassed I don’t know the answer to my question, but I couldn’t find it on the Board of Elections site. I did fill out the “Contact Us” form on the board’s website, but since it’s the NC state government I don’t expect a response anytime within the next, like, year.

  • Anonymous says:

    Are America’s Second Amendment Rights At Risk? As I type this, all-out war has been declared on your gun rights in Washington, D.C. by the House Judiciary Committee.

    Your National Association for Gun Rights has been warning you that H.R. 822 is a Trojan Horse.

    Just today, Republicans helped pass an amendment that orders the Feds to investigate the “safety” of mail-in CCW permits from states like Florida, Utah and New Hampshire.

    If you possess a NH, FL or UT permit, the Feds are going to investigate if these permits are “safe.”

    So-called “pro-gun” Republicans even KILLED an amendment that would have allowed permit holders to defend themselves in the District of Columbia, one of the most dangerous cities in the country.

    Over the past two days, amendments have been offered to require REAL ID-type government requirements on state CCW permits as well as giving Eric Holder the power to classify even more gun owners as “terrorists.”

    And while these amendments may have failed in the House, Harry Reid’s Senate is sure to put the screws to gun owners.

    The Senate DOES have the votes to impose a HOST of anti-gun amendments to H.R. 822 much like they have done with legislation in the past.

    While the institutional gun lobby has put its full support behind H.R. 822, gun owners just cannot afford for them to play poker with our gun rights.

    I have listed the phone numbers for every Republican on the Judiciary Committee below. Please make as many calls as you can expressing your displeasure with H.R. 822, but do it quickly before this monster gets even worse.

    — Dudley

    Please call these numbers and demand that H.R. 822 be defeated at all costs:

    Rep.Lamar SmithR-TX202-225-4236
    Rep.Trent FranksR-AZ202-225-4576
    Rep.Darrell IssaR-CA202-225-3906
    Rep.Benjamin QuayleR-AZ202-225-3361
    Rep.Tim GriffinR-AZ202-225-2506
    Rep.Dan LungrenR-CA202-225-5716
    Rep.Elton GalleglyR-CA202-225-5811
    Rep.Dennis RossR-FL202-225-1252
    Rep.Sandy AdamsR-FL202-225-2706
    Rep.Mike PenceR-IN202-225-3021
    Rep.Steve KingR-IA202-225-4426
    Rep.Howard CobleR-NC202-225-3065
    Rep.Jim JordanR-OH202-225-2676
    Rep.Steve ChabotR-OH202-225-2216
    Rep.Tom MarinoR-PA202-225-3731
    Rep.Trey GowdyR-SC202-225-6030
    Rep.Louie GohmertR-TX202-225-3035
    Rep.Ted PoeR-TX202-225-6565
    Rep.Jason ChaffetzR-UT202-225-7751
    Rep.Bob GoodlatteR-VA202-225-5431
    Rep.Randy ForbesR-VA202-225-6365
    Rep.James Sensenbrenner, Jr.R-WI202-225-5101

    • Curator says:

      Vigilance at all times is needed to protect. As Stalin said. Ideas are more dangerous than guns. If, I won’t allow my enemy a gun? Why would I let him have an idea?

  • Anonymous says:

    Why Is It When Dozens Of Church Members Face Deportation They File A Lawsuit Stopped For Being Hispanic? RALEIGH (WTVD) — More than two members of Pullen Memorial Church in Raleigh are facing deportation after a traffic stop last year in Louisiana.

    Supporters say the group’s members were targeted because of their race, rather than reasonable suspicion so they’re filing a federal lawsuit.

    “With all of us as human beings, [we] cannot stay quiet when abuses happen in our community,” protestor Jorge Hernandez Calderon said.

    Calder was one of many protestors who attended a vigil at the Hillsborough Street church Thursday evening.

    Supporters met inside Pullen Memorial to pray and raise awareness over what he says is an injustice he and 43 others like Jeremias Villar experienced last year.

    “I didn’t know that being Latino means you’re suspicious,” Villar said.

    The Pullen church group was headed back to NC from a church gathering in Texas when the border patrol pulled them over in Louisiana.

    “Border patrol in general has authority to board vehicles on reason of suspicion to search for unlawful stuff within 100 miles of the border, but this, 500 miles away from the border,” said Elizabeth Simpson, Southern Coalition for Social Justice.

    Sampson is the attorney representing 22 of the passengers. She says six were deported immediately but everyone was denied access to lawyers and translation services. The church members say they also were threatened and ridiculed for their religious beliefs.

    “We could see that some of the officials were discreetly laughing,” Villar recalled. “They were happy because they had detained many of us.”

    Simpson declined to say if the group was comprised of illegal immigrants and said they would plead the Fifth Amendment in court. She says it’s a moot point and that this case is more about treating people with dignity.

    “There’s one way to do your job, and then there’s another way to sort of abuse people, make fun of people and coerce people and that’s probably not necessary,” Simpson continued.

    The federal government has opposed the motion to throw out the case. The next court date is September 22 at the Charlotte Immigration Court. The border protection officials in Louisiana, where the case originated, declined comment.

    • Curator says:

      Everyone that protest seem to forget —these where illegals, they get caught they should be deported.Just because you where on a field trip doesn’t make it right.LOL these people will do and say anything to justify illegals being here.

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