North Carolina Amendment 1

North Carolina polling stations report confrontations over Amendment 1

Tue, 08 May 2012 19:01:13 -0700 Election official reports high tensions and record turnout as state is expected to pass constitutional ban on same-sex unions The North Carolina election to decide on a state constitution amendment to ban same-sex unions has emotions running high at polling stations and is the "craziest in 13 years", according to a senior official at the board of elections in the state capital. Gary Sims, the … http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/08/north-carolina-confrontations-amendment-1

Gay marriage advocates fear setback in North Carolina

Tue, 08 May 2012 09:14:17 -0700 Opponents of a constitutional amendment to define marriage in North Carolina say theyve faced an uphill battle in getting their message out about the broad impact of the proposed change. http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/08/11584860-gay-marriage-advocates-fear-setback-in-north-carolina?lite

North Carolina passes same-sex marriage ban, CNN projects

Tue, 08 May 2012 18:44:49 -0700 North Carolina voters have passed a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, CNN projects, putting a ban that already existed in state law into the state's charter. http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/08/politics/north-carolina-marriage/index.html?section=cnn_latest

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. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/08/north-carolina-amendment-one-election-fraud_n_1499992.html

Joe Calder: North Carolina Amendment 1: Jim Crow 2.0

My question to all North Carolinians is this: Do we really want Amendment 1 of the North Carolina Constitution to restrict the rights of fellow citizens? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joe-calder/north-carolina-amendment-_b_1474680.html

North Carolina Amendment 1: Voters Weigh Gay Marriage Ban In …

North Carolina voters go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to add a measure banning gay marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships to the state's constitution, in addition to the state's statutory prohibition against … http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/08/north-carolina-amendment-1_n_1498000.html

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8 Responses to North Carolina Amendment 1

  • Frankthetank says:

    Am I A Bad Person For Being Apetetic Towards Gay Rights? So i live in chapel hill the most liberal town in north carolina but i have Conservative views but am a registered independent. So i don’t care if gay people get married or not. I don’t think it ruins marriage or is a sin or a abomination i just don’t care i have enough problems of my own to worry about. But this amendment 1 stuff has been all over the place . I know die hard liberals who are sh itting them self’s over this who are not gay and are upset i am not as angry as them . I don’t support amendment 1 or against it cause i have not read it so i do not know what exactly i would be voting on so is it ok not to care at all or am i a bad person

  • Anonymous says:

    CM Punk Tells Fan To Kill Himself, What Do You Think? http://www.wrestling-edge.com/wwe-news-rumors/cm-punk-tells-fan-twitter-kill-natalya-speaks-bullying.html

    – WWE Champion CM Punk spoke out on the topic of same sex marriage and Amendment 1 Monday morning on Twitter. Amendment 1 is a controversial topic in North Carolina, as it will define marriage in the state constitution as between one man and one woman, and would ban any other type of “domestic legal union” such as civil unions and domestic partnerships.

    Punk wrote, “Amendment 1 is ridiculous. It’s an invasion of people’s rights. North Carolina, why do you care if somebody wants to marry who they love?” Same sex marriage should be legal. The fact that it’s illegal is embarrassing.”

    He continued, “Divorce rate is at least 50% between men and women, so don’t give me the values angle. Making same sex marriage illegal is the same as having segregated drinking fountains. Embarrassing. The human race is embarrassing. #evolve”

    One of Punk’s Twitter followers disagreed with his beliefs, writing to the WWE Superstar, “Man was meant for woman, and even the thought of homo’s make me sick.” Punk posted his message and wrote “Kill yourself” in response.

    http://www.wrestling-edge.com/wwe-news-rumors/cm-punk-addresses-wwes-antibullying-campaign-telling-fan-kill.html

    CM Punk then went on to say about the B A Star campaign

    WWE Champion CM Punk spoke out on Amendment 1 Monday morning on Twitter as he strongly feels same sex marriage should be legalized in the state of North Carolina. The WWE Superstar subsequently told a fan on the microblogging website who disagreed with his beliefs to “kill yourself;” the message read, “Man was meant for woman, and even the thought of homo’s make me sick.” Punk was chastised for his harsh remark by another Twitter user, who reminded him of WWE’s anti-bullying campaign ‘be a STAR.’

    “Telling someone to kill themselves? B A Star. How about creating a positive change instead of civil unrest? Ass.,” the Twitter user wrote to the WWE Champion.

    Punk, however, disagreed, as he said he’s fighting bigotry. He responded, “Hey moron, don’t try to hide behind the be a star campaign. I am a star. I’m fighting bigots here. Zero tolerance.”

    The WWE Superstar then poked fun at “dirtsheets” for reporting his earlier remark, writing, “Dirtsheets need to report that I have cilantro in my teeth. Then swallow tacks.”

    Punk continued to stir the pot on the microblogging site as he then hinted at surprises for tonight’s Raw SuperShow.

    “Trust me when I say this #RAW will be fantastic. #rumors #surprises #cilantro,” he wrote. “I love knowing stuff nobody knows.”

    CM Punk lost a whole lot of respect on this one, Not only this but remember he called a fan a Fa**et? Looks like being a douche is his drug, what a bad role model for kids.

    BQ: Do you think WWE will discipline him? What if the fan actually kills himself? what will that do to WWE?

    • Curator says:

      CM Punk is a great wrestler but I going to go off on him, I agree with the twitter fan who said about B.A Star campaign. He is looking for trouble and should shut his mouth because no one want a ignorant moron like him showing up and tweeting like a coward he is, why don’t he say it to the fan who said “he disagree with same- sex marriage”, CM Punk is a loser in real life and that why he is getting hate you don’t see the rock getting that hate. Or even Cena for CM Punk I hope that lord Tensai destroy that branch into two pieces because he deserve tolerance not the other way around, who does he think he is telling people to kill them self would he like it if someone tell him to kill him self for speaking his mind no, so CM Punk should go back to school and learn how to treat people because its a pity for him to say that on internet and not have the balls to say it in person not only that but wwe have to have their back on him and tell everyone that CM Punk said sorry and didn’t meant what he said. CM Punk is a poor excuse of a person and should go live with people in need to see how it feel to live a whole different life.Not only that but CM Punk don’t have the balls to say that to vince face only on script I would like to see that happen and see what will happen to him. WWE should suspend CM Punk for a year until he gets his act together. Until he change I will like him again but he lost my respect.

      BQ:Yes, they should if not make him into a jobber because the B.A Star will be known as a joke and nothing but a joke.

  • Anonymous says:

    OMG: Why Is CM Punk Still World Champion? How is CM Punk not fired? he told WWE Fan to kill himself on Twitter for disagreeing

    BQ: is this kind of champion WWE wants kids look up too?

    BQ 2: How is this acceptable by Vince Mcmahon?

    BQ 3: Does Vince care about his company?

    http://www.wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2012/0507/552411/cm-punk/

    – WWE Champion CM Punk spoke out on the topic of same sex marriage and Amendment 1 Monday morning on Twitter. Amendment 1 is a controversial topic in North Carolina, as it will define marriage in the state constitution as between one man and one woman, and would ban any other type of “domestic legal union” such as civil unions and domestic partnerships.

    Punk wrote, “Amendment 1 is ridiculous. It’s an invasion of people’s rights. North Carolina, why do you care if somebody wants to marry who they love?” Same sex marriage should be legal. The fact that it’s illegal is embarrassing.”

    He continued, “Divorce rate is at least 50% between men and women, so don’t give me the values angle. Making same sex marriage illegal is the same as having segregated drinking fountains. Embarrassing. The human race is embarrassing. #evolve”

    One of Punk’s Twitter followers disagreed with his beliefs, writing to the WWE Superstar, “Man was meant for woman, and even the thought of homo’s make me sick.” Punk posted his message and wrote “Kill yourself” in response.

    Read more: http://www.WrestlingInc.com/wi/news/2012/0507/552411/cm-punk/#ixzz1uEa2aPVh

  • Will CM Punk Be Booooed Tonight In North Carolina? Not only is he facing Daniel Bryan and who ever faces Bryan seems to get booooed but he also insulted NC because they refuse to make Gay Marriage legal. I am not gay but i agree with everything he said
    Amendment 1 is ridiculous. It’s an invasion of people’s rights. North Carolina, why do you care if somebody wants to marry who they love?
    Same sex marriage should be legal. The fact that it’s illegal is embarrassing.
    Divorce rate is at least 50% between men and women, so don’t give me the values angle.
    Making same sex marriage illegal is the same as having segregated drinking fountains. Embarrassing. The human race is embarrassing. #evolve

  • Anonymous says:

    Where In Amendment 1 In North Carolina Does It Actually Say That Civil Unions Will Not Be Allowed? I actually read Amendment 1 and i don’t see that in there. It’s less than a page so it’s very easy to read.
    The problem is that right after the original sentence saying “Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State.” that everyone actually knows it says this directly after making it vague and seem as if it would then just give private companies the right to choose whether or not to give employees the same rights if they were in a domestic partnership or in marriage. This is the next sentence in the Amendment, “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.”

  • Anonymous says:

    Why Are Some People Against Civil Unions? I live in North Carolina and on May 8th(and some people are voting now) we(not me…I’m under aged) can vote for or against Amendment 1.
    Voting for it will define marriage between a man and a woman in the state constitution, making it illegal for both gay marriages and civil unions.
    I’ve heard people who are against gay marriages say things like ‘Oh, why can’t you just settle for a civil union or somethin’?’ and ‘Why ain’t civil unions enough?’
    I personally believe everyone should be legally allowed to marry who they please. As long as its between consenting adults, of course.
    But, I know the people in North Carolina…I’ve been around them for my entire life. And I don’t doubt that marriage will be defined as between a man and woman.
    Civil unions are the next best thing…
    But this Amendment 1 makes civil unions illegal as well.
    Why?
    Why?
    Why?
    Thanks! 🙂
    MAADDAWG:
    No, actually, I do not.
    That’s kinda why I said ‘between two CONSENTING ADULTS.’
    Not between a man/woman and a non-consenting animal. Not between a man/woman and a child.
    I may be a ‘freak’, but not because I believe two consenting persons who love each other should get the same benefits as others.
    And I am certainly not a dumbass.

  • Anonymous says:

    Why Does America Have Freedom Of Religion But Gay People Can’t Get Married? I have read and heard America boasts freedom of religion, yes? In my school if a student picks on a kid because they are a certain religion(or more likely lack of religion) loud enough for a teacher to hear, typically the teacher will say something to the student who is bullying the other.
    This is fine and dandy! I love it!
    But it is contradicted by the fact that over half of the states in the USA doesn’t allow homosexual marriage.
    Whenever I ask why…what do I hear?
    ‘The Bible says faggots go to Hell!’
    ‘The Bible says homosexuality is wrong and doesn’t exist!’
    ‘God says it’s wrong!’
    I understand people are allowed to have their own opinions. Their religion states it is wrong, so naturally they believe it’s wrong. Freedom of speech and religion says they can say and believe what they want.
    But the USA boasts freedom of religion? Yet you can’t get an official marriage if you’re homosexual because ‘God says it’s wrong’?
    What about the atheists and agnostics and LaVeyans and the nonreligious and those who do not practice a religion that condemns homosexuality?
    It is the majority rules? More people practice Christianity and more people believe homosexuality is wrong so no one in that state has the freedom to get married?(something that should not affect anyone but those involved.)
    I live in North Carolina. I have all of my life.
    On May 8th, North Carolinians can vote for or against Amendment 1.
    Do you think that when I turn 18, legally an adult, I can marry a woman? Nope. Too many fanatically conservative people live here.
    But my question isn’t should I move.
    It’s is this hypocritical and why is it allowed?
    Billy; They have. It’s called a civil union. They are still illegal in most states. People just don’t want homosexuals to be together, so they do everything they can to stop it.
    Marriage is a secular institution, otherwise you wouldn’t need a license from the government to get married.
    As for why non-believers do it, has it occurred to you that simply living together doesn’t confer the same benefits as being married? There are inheritance, insurance, pension, banking, and tax advantages, just to name a few.
    It’s the same reason why gays want the right to marry and should have it.
    If not ‘marriage’, then why not civil unions?
    But that is illegal in most states as well.
    To the ninth answerer, thanks for being sensible:-)
    This is my distinction: Homosexual marriage is between two consenting adults. Marriage between an adult and an animal is zoophilia and beastiality. An animal cannot consent, it’s just not possible. Just like necrophilia. If you have sex with a dead body you can be charged with rape…a dead body cannot consent.
    I am personally not against incest, if it’s between consenting adults.
    Those are the key words;
    Consenting and adults:-)
    Thanks answerers. I’m not convinced though; either civil unions or legal civil marriages should be legal for homosexuals.
    Omg, I’m so excited for May 8th! It’s a shame I’m not eighteen…

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