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https://plus.google.com/104795137304226396728 Tony Seel : ** UCC files lawsuit against North Carolina The Lead  by Megan Castellan    +TAG The United Church of...
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UCC files lawsuit against North Carolina The Lead  by Megan Castellan    +TAG The United Church of Christ filed a lawsuit in federal court today, arguing that their religious freedom was being violated as a result of North Carolina's Amendment 1, passed in ...
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UCC files lawsuit against North Carolina The Lead by Megan Castellan    +TAG The United Church of Christ filed a lawsuit in federal court today, arguing that their religious freedom was being viol...
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https://plus.google.com/117796411871713308974 Toby Fife : An excellent piece on what North Carolina's amendment 1 means for the LGBT community at large.
An excellent piece on what North Carolina's amendment 1 means for the LGBT community at large.
A beggar cannot hide his poverty (more thoughts on amendment 1) | Queer Spirituality
The passage of North Carolina's amendment 1 which bans all forms of recognition for same-sex partnerships has been all over the news and the blogosphere. I even mentioned it in my post yesterday. ...
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https://plus.google.com/110190420623784695231 Jim Lai : North Carolina's Amendment 1 passed, demonstrating that congratulations, the state and 60 percent of...
North Carolina's Amendment 1 passed, demonstrating that congratulations, the state and 60 percent of its electorate are morally bankrupt. Interestingly, everywhere with a university in the state voted against Amendment 1.

On the other hand, the demographics of the vote indicate that this issue is likely to be solved actuarially as the ignorant old farts that voted this policy into place die and are replaced by people who live in reality.
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https://plus.google.com/101083456815352083930 Dave Hill : Colbert on North Carolina's Amendment 1 Yes. This.
Colbert on North Carolina's Amendment 1

Yes. This.
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https://plus.google.com/100759637612076970498 Erica Robey : Just a thought regarding North Carolina amendment 1. Gays and lesbians alike have the right to be just...
Just a thought regarding North Carolina amendment 1. Gays and lesbians alike have the right to be just as miserable as heterosexuals marriages.
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https://plus.google.com/106600597250549324874 Peter C. Equality Frank : #FACT : If +Democrats 2012 do NOT move the Democratic National Convention from North Carolina you'll...
#FACT : If +Democrats 2012 do NOT move the Democratic National Convention from North Carolina you'll know where they stand on #MarriageEquality (continuing to hold the DNC in North Carolina after their ardent show of hatred is nothing less than an out-and-out endorsement of North Carolina's Amendment 1 banning marriage equality).

If +Barack Obama opposed North Carolina's #AmendmentOne why wasn't he campaigning against it? #DoNothingPresident #WeCantWait

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https://plus.google.com/113006420670449946421 David McGirr : Right; let's crunch the numbers on the North Carolina Amendment 1 vote yesterday. All the press today...
Right; let's crunch the numbers on the North Carolina Amendment 1 vote yesterday.

All the press today is about "61%" of voted passed it. But let's break down the actual numbers.

North Carolina population: 9,656,401
Registered voters in NC: 6,296,759
Actual ballots cast: 2,165,045
Voter turnout: 34.38%

Votes in favour of Amendment 1: 1,303,994

Now that means that 61% of 34.38% of voters are against this measure.
To make that easier to understand the actual percentage of North Carolina residents that voted for Amendment 1 is 10.7%
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https://plus.google.com/102723571014817749938 Stephen Granade : In the wake of the North Carolina Amendment 1 results, I'm reminded of Grover Norquist's famous quip...
In the wake of the North Carolina Amendment 1 results, I'm reminded of Grover Norquist's famous quip: "I'm not in favor of abolishing the government. I just want to shrink it down to the size where we can fit it in the bedroom."
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https://plus.google.com/114576460522862373174 genConnect : New amendment in North Carolina bans #gaymarriage ; Do you agree or disagree?
New amendment in North Carolina bans #gaymarriage ; Do you agree or disagree?
genConnect North Carolina Bans Gay Marriage; Right Move? (POLL)
NC marriage amendment bans gay marriage, civil unions and partnerships, voters overwhelmingly pass Amendment 1; do you think this trend will continue?
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https://plus.google.com/108710358866786568249 Blippitt : Should gay marriage have been banned in North Carolina? http://www.blippitt.com/north-carolina-amendment...
Should gay marriage have been banned in North Carolina?

http://www.blippitt.com/north-carolina-amendment-1-nc-marriage-amendment-passes-video/
NORTH CAROLINA AMENDMENT 1: NC Marriage Amendment Passes (VIDEO)
Voters in North Carolina approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman, shutting the door on same-sex marriages.
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https://plus.google.com/112005586259507193982 Erin Lowe : Some of you, I'm sure, will remember my friend in the federation, the Klingon warrior Doran. She has...
Some of you, I'm sure, will remember my friend in the federation, the Klingon warrior Doran. She has been out of subspace range until recently, and last night we discussed North Carolina's Amendment 1. She asked me to pass this on:

Kahlesste kaase! I knew humans were without spines, but it seems they have no hearts either. On my world, if you should have a problem with my choice of mate, then you have a problem with me, and I, for one, have little problem ripping out your liver and feeding it to my pet Targ.

Being a female in Klingon Society still means that I must fight hard for my place. It does not, however, mean that I must allow a male to fight for me like a wheedling Ferengi. If two males fight together to the greater honor of the Empire, is that not love? If two females fight together for the same is that not love? Even in the scrolls it is said that Molor loved Kahless! Love and battle are one, and any who would stand in the way of that deserves to be gutted and left for the carrion birds to feast upon your corpse.

Sometimes I wonder that we have not conquered you, simply because you are to weak to serve us. You dishonor your race with this foolishness.

Signed,
Doran, Daughter of W'Mar
Quo'noS
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https://plus.google.com/116187436832996338309 Samuel Smith : Re: North Carolina's Amendment 1: "Meanwhile, 10 percent of voters thought a “yes” vote on the amendment...
Re: North Carolina's Amendment 1: "Meanwhile, 10 percent of voters thought a “yes” vote on the amendment would legalize rather than ban same-sex marriage, and 27 percent weren’t sure what it did." And of those clueless individuals: "voters who admit they don't actually know what the amendment does ... it leads by a 64-28 margin." - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/08/north-carolina-amendment-one_n_1500594.html?ref=elections-2012
Regardless of anyone's stance of the bill, are we not just a little discomfited that almost 27% of the yes votes to pass a bill were from people who either had the wrong idea about it or had no clue and voted for it anyway? I'm curious to know (since the article doesn't say anything about the opposite side) how many "No" votes were from people who thought the bill meant the opposite of what it really was. Democracy depends on an educated and engaged public.
North Carolina Amendment One Will Probably Pass Because Everyone Is Really Confused About It
On one level, the likely passage of Amendment One, which would enshrine in North Carolina's constitution an amendment that states, "Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal un...
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https://plus.google.com/111222555701112658065 David Ehrman : North Carolina's Amendment 1... because Americans really need the government to have more control over...
North Carolina's Amendment 1... because Americans really need the government to have more control over religious actions.
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https://plus.google.com/114821316248063145186 Jean Ouellet : Very preliminary results for North Carolina Amendment 1 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT (Vote For 1) VOTE ...
Very preliminary results for North Carolina Amendment 1

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT (Vote For 1)
VOTE TYPE SUMMARY

1 of 100 Counties Reporting
Percent Votes
For 56.48% 367,597
Against 43.52% 283,294
650,891

A vote for Amendment 1 is a vote against same-sex marriage and against any kind of civil union, including heterosexual. The only legal type of union recognized in the state would be a marriage between a woman and a man.
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https://plus.google.com/117500570712675519063 Jeremy Hadeed : North Carolina Amendment 1, which would ban gay marriage, is likely to pass.
North Carolina Amendment 1, which would ban gay marriage, is likely to pass.
State's Gay Marriage Battle Could Have National Implications
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 st...
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https://plus.google.com/117247248573274109331 Kitanashia Kiratani : North Carolina Amendment 1, which would ban gay marriage, is likely to pass.
North Carolina Amendment 1, which would ban gay marriage, is likely to pass.
State's Gay Marriage Battle Could Have National Implications
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 st...
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https://plus.google.com/101423092138897438495 The Huffington Post : North Carolina Amendment 1, which would ban gay marriage, is likely to pass.
North Carolina Amendment 1, which would ban gay marriage, is likely to pass.
State's Gay Marriage Battle Could Have National Implications
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 st...
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https://plus.google.com/107022061436866576067 Mark Traphagen : My Dialog with a High School Classmate About Being "Born that Way" It's been an interesting week over...
My Dialog with a High School Classmate About Being "Born that Way"

It's been an interesting week over on the Book of Face.

My outspokenness on the North Carolina amendment 1 issue has been a sort of "coming out" to many of my old friends over there. Not THAT kind of of coming out, LOL! (I'm very happy in my very hetero married relationship, thanks.) But rather in my support for gay marriage and the civil rights of my LGBT friends. Many of my older friends ever only knew me as a pretty conservative evangelical Christian, so this has come as a bit of a shock for them.

Just spent time crafting a lengthy reply to someone I only knew as an acquaintance in high school. We ran in different crowds. He was a star athlete and a tall, blonde "god" who got all the best girls. I was a skinny little theater dweeb who had only one real date in all of high school (it was a total disaster…except for the fact that the girl is now my wife!) But he saw my posts this week and so thought I might be the one to answer his question.

He explained to me that his church was in the midst of a debate about whether or not to adopt a resolution of their national denomination that established an "open and welcoming" posture toward LGBT folk. For him, it comes down to a question of whether or not gay people are "born that way" or become that way through social influence. If the former, he was ok with supporting the issue, if the latter, he wasn't. I guess since I was a dorky dweeb in high school, he figured I could settle the scientific issue for him.

After reviewing some of the scientific findings on this matter (as best I understand them), I got down to what I think is the really important stuff, and how I hope he'll come to decide his vote, rather than on the terms he laid down:

Human sexuality is one of the most complex and subtle aspects of our being. In reality, most people are somewhere on a spectrum between "completely homosexual" and "completely heterosexual."

To me, though, what does it matter how much genetics or social factors are in the mix? What is indisputable to me is that by the time they become sexually aware, a significant number of people find themselves to have gay preferences. It's certainly not something they chose! Especially considering that in adolescence to be gay still means usually a great deal of persecution and ostracizing from your peers. Why would any kid choose that?

So whatever "causes" someone to be gay, to my way of thinking, that's who they are, and the bigger question becomes one of civil rights. Here in Durham I have tons of very close gay friends who live in wonderful, committed relationships with same sex partners. Many of these relationships are healthier than most of those among my heterosexual friends. If they are happy and their relationship isn't hurting anyone else, why would we deprive them of the right to make a public commitment of their happiness?
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https://plus.google.com/103133177397090504113 Tony Sidaway : North Carolina Amendment 1 vote expected to be a squeaker. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S...
North Carolina Amendment 1 vote expected to be a squeaker.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._state_constitutional_amendments_banning_same-sex_unions_by_type

As recently as 2006 many states were carrying anti-gay constitutional amendments easily, but in 2009 Nate Silver predicted that such amendments in the remaining states were fast hitting a brick wall. By 2019, he predicted, even states such as North Carolina would be unlikely to pass an anti-gay amendment.

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2009/04/will-iowans-uphold-gay-marriage.html

Amendment 1 is North Carolina is, however, beginning to face serious opposition even now in 2012. Greg Sargent even thinks it's possible it may fail. The main obstacle to opponents, he reports, is educating voters about what it will do and what it will not.
Gay marriage battle down to wire in North Carolina
An upset isn’t out of realm of possibility.
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https://plus.google.com/106438236167071266651 Terry Glenn Phipps : Obama Condemns Proposed N.C. Marriage Ban President Barack Obama has come out against North Carolina's...
Obama Condemns Proposed N.C. Marriage Ban

President Barack Obama has come out against North Carolina's Amendment 1, which would constitutionally ban marriage equality for same-sex couples. Voters will decide on the ballot initiative in the key battleground state on May 8.

North Carolina spokesman Cameron French issued a statement to reporters that the president typically does not weigh in on state ballot measures, but "the record is clear that the President has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same sex couples," he said according to the News Observer. "That’s what the North Carolina ballot initiative would do – it would single out and discriminate against committed gay and lesbian couples – and that’s why the President does not support it."

Jeremy Kennedy, campaign manager for Protect All NC Families, applauded the president's stance.

"The President's support is proof that Amendment One, which could take health care away from children, put domestic violence laws in jeopardy, in addition to hurting all unmarried couples in North Carolina, has far-reaching, negative consequences," he said in a statement Friday
Obama Condemns Proposed N.C. Marriage Ban | News
President Barack Obama has come out against North Carolina's Amendment 1, which would constitutionally ban marriage equality for same-sex couples.
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