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Amendment One North Carolina

A Look At What Happened On Amendment 1 In North Carolina

Adam Bink | Posted 07.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Adam Bink

I spent much of the spring working on defeating anti-gay Amendment 1 in North Carolina. It's been my habit, after major wins or losses, to reflect on what went right and what went wrong, and offer some thoughts. Here are some of those along with some analysis.

N.C. Gov Uses Fellow Southern State To Slam Amendment 1

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue (D) said Friday that she was embarrassed by voters' passage of an anti-gay marriage amendment to the state's constituti...

Southern Fried Batsh*t

Walt Hawkins | Posted 07.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Walt Hawkins

I would gladly never step foot in North Carolina again, and if it weren't for the fact that I do have relatives and a few friends there, I probably wouldn't. Why would I waste my money to support the economy of a state that clearly sees me as unworthy of any level of respect?

North Carolina's Amendment 1: Losing On The Merits

Noah Baron | Posted 07.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Noah Baron

Let's take a page out of Harvey Milk's book: if you don't mention "at least one old queer" in your campaign ads against an anti-gay initiative, you've already lost the battle. Perhaps the vote in North Carolina was a foregone conclusion.

Message To North Carolina: No Vote Will Change Whom I Love

Shane L. Windmeyer | Posted 07.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Shane L. Windmeyer

No vote will change whom I love or whom I call my family. I will still be here regardless, living my life openly and honestly. My husband and I are still your neighbors. We are still taxpayers. One day, very soon, the margin of victory will shift in the favor of equality for my family.

Team Obama, Others Weigh In On State's Gay Marriage Ban

Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

On Tuesday, North Carolina voters passed a constitutional amendment that defines marriage exclusively between a man and a woman, making North Carolina...

North Carolina Gay Marriage Ban Passes

AP | MARTHA WAGGONER | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina approved a constitutional amendment Tuesday defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman, becomi...

North Carolina Gay Marriage Ban Faces Critical Test

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics

* State already outlaws same-sex marriage by statute * Candidates for Congress, governor also being considered By Wade R...

State's Gay Marriage Battle Could Have National Implications

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

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 s...

Obama Influence Tested In 'Emotional' State Initiative

AP | EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics

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 Sou...

WATCH: Couple Travels To D.C. To Marry Just Before North Carolina Amendment 1 Vote

Mimi Schiffman | Posted 07.07.2012 | Gay Voices
Mimi Schiffman

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My Family Was Harassed At The North Carolina Polls

Aly Windsor | Posted 07.07.2012 | Gay Voices
Aly Windsor

On May 4 my partner and I took our two boys with us to vote early against North Carolina's Amendment 1. We were not prepared at all for the drama that we encountered as we approached the early voting location.

Following A Legacy: Walking 85 Miles In Protest Of Amendment 1

Jacob Tobia | Posted 07.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Jacob Tobia

As of yesterday, May 4, my friend Dominique Beaudry and I are walking from the International Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro to the State Capitol, a four-day journey of over 85 miles, wearing sandwich boards that encourage North Carolinians to vote against Amendment 1.

WATCH: Straight North Carolina Couple Declares 'My Marriage Is Not Threatened By Gay Marriage'

Lynn Casper | Posted 06.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Lynn Casper

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North Carolinians' Support For Anti-Gay Amendment 1 Falls To Record Low

Scottie Thomaston | Posted 06.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Scottie Thomaston

The momentum is on the side of those opposed to the amendment. The numbers show a clear shift away from support of this odious amendment that started even before the Protect ALL NC Families campaign's new ads made it on the air in the state.

North Carolina Voters: Come May 8, Please Remember That Amendment One Affects Real Families

Aly Windsor | Posted 06.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Aly Windsor

No matter how hard I squint, I cannot figure out what's so threatening about this little life of ours. I believe in compassion and accepting people different from me, so I have spent a lot of mental energy puzzling over the motivations of people who would vote to invalidate our family.

Just The Facts On North Carolina's Marriage Amendment

Steven Petrow | Posted 06.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Steven Petrow

North Carolina's voters head to the polls on May 8 to vote on Amendment One, a constitutional instrument that would bring the Tar Heel State in line with all its Southern neighbors in codifying discrimination against not only its LGBT citizens but all its residents.

A Nation Is Watching North Carolina's Amendment One Fight... Are You?

Jen Jones | Posted 05.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Jen Jones

Last week Amendment One even drew the ire of the president, who voiced his opposition to the ballot measure. But arguably the most telling national endorsement of North Carolina's anti-Amendment-One efforts came on March 19 from the California Democratic Party.