North Carolina will not, after, establish an official state religion or declare the state immune from the First Amendment, now that the state's Republican House speaker has decided to let that one go. On that other stuff, like taxing families if the kids register to vote at coll …
My fellow citizens. As a person who believes deeply in personal accountability, I am writing today with a heavy heart. I was wrong when I supported Amendment One. I was wrong when I used the politics of hate to bolster my own political...Show More Summary
An upcoming documentary (now in post-production) looks at North Carolina's Amendment One. Writes director Becca Roth: I dreamed of one day making a documentary that approached the issue of gay rights from a different perspective: one of compassion, empathy, and...
A story in Tuesday’s WSJ took a look at a new North Carolina law that makes it a crime for students to post statements via the Internet that “intimidate or torment faculty.” The move is one of the most aggressive yet by states to police students’ online activity.
The biggest obstacle to Representative Paul "Skip" Stam being the next N.C Speaker of the House is now three months away, November 6th, 2012. Voters in District 37 will have the opportunity to prevent the Architect of Amendment One from continuing to push his policies through the North Carolina Legislature. Show More Summary
Note to North Carolina elected officials and its tourism industry - this question is for you as well. Hit me up with your best case explaining why my birthday should be celebrated here on Facebook or pam at firedoglake dot com and I'll...Show More Summary
By Jacob Combs Yesterday, Chapelboro.com, a website affiliated with Chapel Hill, North Carolina’s WCHL radio station, reported that the University of North Carolina School of Government has released a report concluding that the passage of Amendment One, which modified the state constitution to recognize marriage between men and women as the only “domestic legal union,” [...]
Prop 8 proponent and witness and director of the Institute for American Values David Blankenhorn made waves in April when he came out against North Carolina's Amendment One. Today, in a NYT editorial, Blankenhorn writes "the time has come for...
It's not only donors dropping out of the process. I believe that this White House has miscalculated the apathy in the mighty middle as well. We saw it here in North Carolina and Amendment One. The votes the anti-Amendment One side was counting on to defeat the discriminatory measure just didn't feel compelled to vote. Show More Summary
According to WECT: "A California church says 'sorry' to people in North Carolina after the state passed Amendment One, recognizing marriage as only between a man and a woman. The billboard, sponsored by the Missiongathering Christian...Show More Summary
As perhaps a backlash of North Carolina’s passage of Amendment One and President Obama’s support for marriage equality, May proved to be rife with anti-gay rhetoric in churches across the country. Here is the month’s worth of anti-gay rhetoric compiled into one video:
This weekend, Randy Gillis will leave his home in Sophia, North Carolina to walk about 80 miles to the Raleigh State House. He intends to deliver a handwritten letter to state Sen. Peter S. Brunstetter (R) protesting the discriminatory effects of Amendment One, which banned same-sex marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships. Brunstetter was one [...]
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By Scottie Thomaston What you may have missed over the past week at Prop8TrialTracker.com… On Monday, May 21, Jacob began the week’s coverage with a piece on the Amendment One vote in North Carolina. I wrote about the sentencing of Dharun Ravi on charges of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy, in the death of [...]
North Carolina voters earlier this month passed Amendment One, a piece of legislation banning civil unions and same-sex marriage. Horrified by the move and hoping to express their solidarity with equality-minded North Carolinians, an inclusive California church spent $3,000 to...
Barbara Howe: calling out thecowardice and pandering of heropponents. Barbara Howe and her husband Tom will shred their marriage license in front of Legislative Hall to protest North Carolina's Amendment One that outlaws gay civil unions...Show More Summary
Nearly 100 people gathered outside the state capitol Sunday to protest North Carolina's passage of Amendment One. The event entitled "Rally for Equality" was organized by Seth Keel and Carly Campbell. Many of the people in the crowd stood with homemade signs demanding equality and the freedom to have same sex marriages in North Carolina. Show More Summary
The Mayor of Chapel Hill, Mark Kleinschmidt (who is openly gay), was confident that his town would turn back Amendment One on May 8. It did, by a whopping 86 percent to 14 percent, but he watched as we all did here as county after rural county results came in, with more voters turning out on the side of bigotry and ignorance that evening. Show More Summary
Replacements Ltd., is one of North Carolina's most solid success stories. But unlike many companies that were missing in action on Amendment One, Replacements Ltd., took a clear and unwavering stand against discrimination. As a result, America's shopping bigots are coming out of the woodwork. read more
Today the New York Times profiled Replacements Limited, a silver, china, and glassware shop in Greensboro whose owner strongly opposed Amendment One. Many wrote to him attacking his business, claiming they could never bring their children to the store and promising never to patronize him again. Bob Page defended his choices, saying, “I just refuse [...]