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Obama opposes Amendment One

President Barack Obama today came out against the proposed constitutional amendment on North Carolina's May 8th ballot banning same sex marriages and civil unions, weighing into a fight in a key battleground state.

His campaign issued a statement saying the amendment was discriminatory.

“While the president does not weigh in on every single ballot measure in every state, the record is clear that the President has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same sex couples,” said Cameron French, his North Carolina campaign spokesman.

“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.”  

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The state already tells us how to live - which is a good thing

I do believe the state has laws on the books that tell people how to live.  Laws on polygamy.  Laws setting the age of consensual sex.  Laws setting the age at which one can get married.

Only if you try to tell all other Americans how to live

No one objects to your being heterosexual , cooldela.  Your being able to do what is right for YOU is not being questioned.

But if you vote for the anti-gay Hate Vote, then, YES, it is hate!

Is it hate?

I honestly believe that the absolute best marriage is that of one woman, one man and their children.  It just seems to me to be so natural.  I truly believe that nature directs men and women together for the express purpose of creating a chain of life.  These are my true beliefs.  If that is hate then Mother Nature is the culprit.

Yes, the NC anti-gay Hate Vote will do the same thing here!

One of the reasons the Maryland state legislature established marriage equality this year is one of those shameful instances took place where a loving, committed same gender couple were kept apart at a Maryland hospital.  From the Washington Post:

""A Takoma Park woman has filed complaints with federal health authorities and the main hospital accreditation commission after staff at Washington Adventist Hospital denied her permission to visit her same-sex partner, who was taken there after suffering a seizure.
Such a denial would violate federal hospital visitation regulations and Maryland law. The Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights advocacy group, called on the hospital Thursday to review its visitation policies.

Last January, new federal regulations went into effect mandating that nearly all hospitals extend visitation rights to the partners of gay men and lesbians and respect patients’ choices about who may make critical health-care decisions for them. The advocacy group says it is aware of two instances since then — the Takoma Park one and another in Tennessee — when same-sex partners were denied hospital visitation.

The Maryland incident took place Nov. 13. Kathryn Wilderotter, 37, said she had an epileptic seizure, crashed her car and was taken to the hospital in Takoma Park, which considers itself to be among the country’s most progressive communities.

Wilderotter’s legal spouse and partner of 11 years, Linda Cole, arrived at the hospital and identified herself as Wilderotter’s partner but wasn’t recognized as family.

“Nobody would let her back,” Wilderotter said."

Sad to say, this is exactly what anti-gays want.  That's why their anti-gay Hate Vote says same gender couples can't have ANY legal recognition, not even a Power of Attorney or a Health Care Directive.  Anti-gays are just plain inhuman for wanting to do that to same gender American couples.

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Did an LGBT American ever hurt YOU, GAAMEND1?

Why do you want to hurt me,

Here's how anti-gays will POISON our political process

Why did you even write this?

"Even in California perhaps the country's most liberal state, the PEOPLE rejected homosexual marriage."

Yes, but ONLY because anti-gays committed criminal acts to throw the vote.  We KNOW that for a fact because the two groups who did MOST of the CRIMES admitted in writing that they did so--and federal courts HAVE that letter.

Mormons set up secret, illegal call centers in Idaho and Utah and called millions of Californians.  Over 1 MILLION California voters reported getting deceptive calls.  They told all the Californians that said, "I don't want to hear your hate speech, I support marriage equality!"  Then the lying anti-gays said, "Then vote 'yes' to support marriage equality!"  OF COURSE that was an ANTI-GAY LIE.

North Carolina residents will get similar lying calls from the anti-gays.  Remember, voters, look carefully, because the ONLY reason most of those anti-gay HATE VOTES ever passed is because of TRICKY WORDING...

And that means anti-gay LIES!

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Why should we care about anti-gays "feelings"?????

If you're anti-gay, Julia, I don't see how you could have ANY feelings but this overarching feeling of hatred and fear you've expressed about your fellow Americans who are LGBT.

And please don't tell me you are "just expressing your opinion," you're posting vicious, filthy hate speech that you hope will cause other readers to vote to HURT me.  You and the other anti-gays cooked up this evil Hate Vote with the ONE purpose of HURTING not just LGBT Americans, but many other Americans too, in your mad dash to hurt LGBT Americans.  Why shouldn't I expose the lies of anti-gays and defend myself?

 

And OF COURSE you deny committing criminal acts--anonymously here.  I don't believe you.  After all, anti-gays always lie.

31 STATES

You are absolutely correct Julia and these people who are ranting and raving KNOW that the people of NC will make it gay marriage free.

Every single time the people of the United States of America have been given the opportunity to vote their conscience on gay marriage, they have overwhelmingly rejected it.

That's not just white evangelical men. That's poor black mothers in the hood, young hip white guys in college, Hispanics, native Americans, atheists, democrats, republicans, independents and just about every other demographic in between have united to reject homosexual marriage. In red states and blue states, even in white states with high black crime rates, the people have rejected homosexual marriage.

Even in California perhaps the country's most liberal state, the PEOPLE rejected homosexual marriage.

It has only been in the slither of states where by judicial fiat and legislative deception has homosexual marriage seen the light of day.

These are inescapble facts and the people who are ranting and raving are in deadly fear of this fact. Its sad that after all the useless frothing and raging here, homosexual marriage will meet the same fate it has met everytime the people have been given the right to speak their minds at the ballot box.

Long live the people!

CarrottCake Can you stop playing victim and READ?

 

I noted earlier, Violation of the Law is unacceptable.

Now what part of this seems to be confusing to you?

And please stop hating on me for my beliefs. You are welcome to yours but don't be trying force your attitudes on me! Besides, it also hurts my feelings. 

 

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Why anti-gays don't want to talk about the polls

Last year, the Gallup poll of May 5-8, the CNN poll of April 19, the ABC-Washington Post poll of March 18, the AP-National Constitutional Center poll of Aug. 19-22 and the Pew Poll ALL showed a clear and rapidly increasing majority of Americans support marriage equality.  A new Pew Poll is the first to show another increase in support this year.

But anti-gays don't want to talk about these polls, because they can't CHEAT and THROW the polls the way they did with their dirty anti-gay Hate Votes.
 

Does this mean Julia admits she will commit criminal acts?

Look what Julia wrote now!

"I believe the good people of NC, not having lost the faculty of good judgement, will make it 32 in a row."

You mean you DO intend to commit criminal acts to throw the anti-gay Hate Vote.

It's too bad that the few remaining anti-gays like Julia can't accept the FACT that many nationwide, respected polls show a MAJORITY of Americans support marriage equality for LGBT Americans, but we know why anti-gays cannot accept this fact.  Psychologists report that the most commonly observed symptom of the mental disorder homophobia is an inability of those so afflicted to accept documentation that contradicts their deep-seated phobia and hatred of LGBT Americans.
 

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Julia makes yet another vicious anti-gay personal attack!

Here's how Julia attacked me:

"expressions of self-loathing, hetereosexual hating screed."

That's nonsense, my mom and dad are heterosexuals.  I have two sisters and a brother who are heterosexuals.

The lies anti-gays tell just get BIGGER and BIGGER every day.  No wonder the majority of Americans reject and condemn their anti-gay agenda.  We all know the ONLY way that the North Carolina Hate Vote could pass is if anti-gays commit criminal acts in violation of the law, which we know for a fact they have done elsewhere.

Read more here: http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/obama_opposes_amendment_one#comment-39491#storylink=cpy"

Breaking News CarrottcakeMan

 "we know most Americans now support full, nationwide marriage equality for their family members, friends, neighbors and coworkers who are LGBT"

duhhh, your side is 0 for 31. Maybe you need to get out more. In every State where SBM went to referendum, SBM went down to defeat. I believe the good people of NC, not having lost the faculty of good judgement, will make it 32 in a row. 

Here's how anti-gays committed crimes to THROW a vote

In California in 2008, Catholic bishops wrote a letter to Mormon leaders in which they both agreed to violate California campaign finance laws to throw the H8te Vote by making secret, illegal cash and in-kind contributions to the H8te Vote.  The letter serves as proof positive they knew they were breaking the law; the letter itself is an act of criminal collusion.  We know the Mormons made the Hate Videos shown on TV, but they refused to report these in-kind contributions as required by law.  We know Mormons operated secret, illegal call centers in Idaho and Utah from which they made deceptive calls, because a million Californians reported these deceptive calls where anti-gays claimed a "yes" vote would support marriage equality. We know Mormons were told by their leaders to make large, secret contributions to the H8te Vote under pain of excommunication, and we know Mormons sent their church members from out of state.  Mormon leaders were required by California law to report these contributions, but they refused.

This is what I mean, Julia.  Is this what you hope to do in North Carolina to POISON our political process?

Will the Anti-gays at least pay their own way?

This North Carolina anti-gay Hate Vote has probably already cost taxpayers millions of our tax dollars, but so far I see NO evidence anti-gays are willing to PAY for their Hate Vote.

How about, if anti-gays succeed in committing criminal acts that poison our political process and are able to THROW the anti-gay Hate Vote, and when it is appealed, how much will THAT cost North Carolina taxpayers?

I've asked this question before, but I note that NO anti-gays have offered to reimburse taxpayers for their stupid anti-gay Hate Vote.  Why won't anti-gays at least PAY THEIR OWN WAY?????

Violations of the Law Are Unacceptable

CarrottCakeMan you need to settle down and collect your thoughts. I have no idea about that which you write but things ought to be settled based on their relative merits.  There are many ID requirements placed upon our fellow citizens but at Democrat insistence, no ID required to vote here in NC. I hope you are as concerned about this issue as you are in your committment to expressions of self-loathing, hetereosexual hating screed.

Vote FOR Amendment 1 on May8!!

Julia's attempts to deceive readers here

It's sad to see Julia can't accept the evidence that those who exhibit heightened levels of homophobia are more likely than all others to harbor their own secret same gender desires.  Readers who would like to see the scientific evidence for why anti-gay posters are so obsessed with what they IMAGINE same gender couples do in private should Google "Homophobia is apparently associated with homosexual arousal that the homophobic individual is either unaware of or denies."

I hope Julia will answer my question as to whether she intends to commit criminal acts in violation of North Carolina campaign finance and disclosure laws, as anti-gays have done for other states' anti-gay Hate Votes.  Will she encourage her church to violate IRS regulations and risk losing their tax-exempt status?  Just how far will she go to try to hurt her fellow Americans who are LGBT?

Fortunately, we know most Americans now support full, nationwide marriage equality for their family members, friends, neighbors and coworkers who are LGBT.  We know all these anti-gay Hate Votes will be revoked by federal courts, as will the federal anti-gay Hate Law, DOMA.
 

Anti-gays even lie about the Bible

Modern Biblical scholars have proven the Bible was intentionally mistranslated relatively recently in order to provide "Biblical cover" for then-rising levels of homophobia.  For example, the word "homosexual" didn't even exist until 1850.  Many major Christian and Jewish denominations condemn misusing the hate-based mistranslations to attack their fellow Americans and are marrying same gender American couples now.

The majority of heterosexuals don't care one way or the other about gay marriage. But they are religious and can be indirectly influenced by their church. For example, about 400-years ago, a group of religious authorities (sanctioned by King James I of England), secretly manipulated the English version of the Bible to reflect their own heterosexual attitude; they opposed the king kissing other men in public. But in revised versions, religious authorities re-defined the Greek word "arsenokoites" of 1Corinthians 6:9!  The most accurate translation, abusers of themselves with mankind [KJV], was pretty vague.

Nevertheless, they replaced this vague 5-worded text with the not so vague and purposely targeted 1-word text, "homosexual(s)." Either way you cut it, this text does not describe homosexuals. This campaign gave those who were looking for a reason to justify their own homophobia a license to openly express their bigotry.

Anti-gays are even lying about Our Lord Jesus Christ

It's always important to remember it isn't just a matter of those denominations who lie that they'd be forced to perform same gender marriages. The many Christian, Jewish and other denominations that are marrying same gender couples now are being denied their right to practice their religion freely in 44 US States.  These denominations have married same gender couples in 7 US States and the District of Columbia:

The Episcopal Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Metropolitan Community Church
Reform Judaism
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Unitarian Universalist Church
United Church of Christ

We've known homophobia is a mental disorder since 1953

Researchers with the National Institutes of Health published a report in their Journal in 1953 detailing the mental disorder, homophobia.  The researchers reported the term was already in common usage.  Anyone can google that and see the evidence.

Sad to say, anti-gays will insist "there's no such thing."  Psychologists report that the most commonly observed symptom of the mental disorder homophobia is an inability of those so afflicted to accept documentation that contradicts their deep-seated phobia and hatred of LGBT Americans.  However, we can all see obvious proof of this mental disorder of homophobia.  Look at Santorum, who thinks the whole world revolves around his overarching hatred and fear of LGBT Americans.  We see the evidence right here on this thread, where anti-gays constantly post the most unbelievably filthy hate speech and outright lies.

Look at what the poster julia85 has posted, all these wild-eyed descriptions of what she FANTASIZES loving, committed same gender American couples do in private.  While I'm not a psychologist, her postings do indicate an overarching obsession with what she thinks other people do.  We can all see it isn't healthy to be obsessed about other peoples' private business.

Found Out? By CarrottCakeman!

I was wondering when, not if, this "your're a  queer in denial" nonsense would surface. Thanks for not disappointing me.

No one has to wonder or fantasize about the WHAT it is that that homosexuals do.. read the official CDC reports and.watch the typical "Gay Pride" parade. Alternatively, read all those lovely publications readily available even in your public library...oops, guess I've been found out.

And stop with all that "I'm SHOCKED" routine. Who are you trying to fool? What homosexuals do?  Now that's shocking..which is part of their gig, don't you think? 

Vote FOR Amendment 1 on May 8 !

Go and Sin No More!

Why is it that homosexual apologists ALWAYS fail to note that Christ, after the woman's accusers were shamed by His words,  admonished the woman to "go and sin no more."

We all should try to remember Christ's compassion for sinners and to follow His example...but at some point in time, you just gotta STOP the behavior that causes the condemnation. Jesus would agree with that.

Will anti-gays commit criminal acts in NC also?

The federal judge who revoked the 2008 California anti-gay H8te Vote, which deprived LGBT Californians of the ability they had to protect each other with legal marriage, had in his possession a letter Catholic bishops wrote to Mormon leaders agreeing to hide from public scrutiny and refuse to report their illegal cash and in-kind contributions to the H8te Vote as required by California law. The letter serves as proof they knew by refusing to report these massive contributions they were violating campaign finance laws, as well as the letter itself being an act of criminal collusion.

Are North Carolina anti-gays going to poison the political process the same way by committing criminal acts in violation of our campaign finance and disclosure laws too?  We all know these Hate Votes intended to deprive LGBT Americans of the same right to legal marriage everyone else takes for granted were first cooked up by Karl Rove as a GOP Dirty Trick® to get his boss, Bush, elected and re-elected.  We know Bush then told the IRS to ignore the churches that violated their IRS 503c3 regulations by cheating on these Hate Votes.  How about YOU, Julia?  Is your HATRED for your fellow Americans who are LGBT that great that you will risk going to prison to hurt them by committing such criminal acts?

 

That settles it .......

I was undecided about Amendment One .... now I'm not now, thanks to our President.

I'll vote FOR Amendment One, and I hope others do as well.

Thanks Mr. President!

Julia's obsession with "gay sex"

I bet everyone else has read just how many inappropriate sexual references Julia has made in the last couple days.  I'm SHOCKED that a family newspaper carries such filth!  But the funny thing is that scientists have already proven why anti-gays spend so much of their time fantasizing about what loving, committed same gender American couples do in the privacy of their bedrooms.  Readers who would like to see the scientific evidence for why anti-gay posters are so obsessed with what they IMAGINE same gender couples do in private should Google "Homophobia is apparently associated with homosexual arousal that the homophobic individual is either unaware of or denies."
 

In the meantime, Julia, how about you restrict your attention to your own bedroom?

Pants on fire CarrottCakeMan?

You may feel "convicted" (and obviously annoyed) by the truth that you read but you cannot point to any posting wherein I wrote that God tells me to do, or write, anything. As Archie Bunker(Carroll O'Conner-All In The Family) would say, that's just a "pigment of your imagination." (I love malapropisms, don't you?)

Your comments are so predictable. When losing an argument, instead of sharpening your presentation, you resort to name calling , post lies, all the while imploring the speech police to shut down the better debater. Now THAT tactic IS hateful... and shameful.. and violates a citizen's free speech rights. My guess is the moderator of this page is abit more tolerant of dissent than you. Good for the N&O!

Vote FOR Amendment 1 on May 8!

You don't have right to remain un-offended...

You are an amoral, arrogantly ignorant, Bible-lobotomized bigot. If the equal treatment of human beings in this country, in the 21st freaking century offends you or your god, then he's not a god deserving of devotion, respect, worship or love.

You and your bronze-age beliefs offend me, our country, and all of humanity.

Taspayers will pay-and Pay--AND PAY for this boondoggle

The most notorious anti-gay Hate Vote of them all, the 2008 California anti-gay H8te Vote, has already been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt to violate the United States Constitution.  However, before the federal court ruled the H8te Vote violates the US Constitution, this cost California taxpayers millions and millions of dollars, and anti-gays have made NO offer to reimburse taxpayers for this VAST waste of tax dollars.

In its 1995 ruling, the United States Supreme Court confirmed that LGBT Americans have the same right to seek redress for wrongs committed against them that all other Americans enjoy.  This means we can be 100% SURE that if anti-gays cheat and throw the anti-gay North Carolina Hate Vote, North Carolina taxpayers are going to get stuck with the bill to defend this silly, useless Hate Vote in federal court.

You can be sure anti-gays won't be stepping up to the plate to reimburse taxpayers, either.  The best way to save your taxpayer dollars is to vote AGAINST the Hate Vote.

Obama doesn't vote here

Fortunately Obama doesn't vote here, so he should keep his nose out of our business and tend to some of his own for a change.

When I first glanced the

When I first glanced the article, the cartoonish picture of our president was the first thing to catch my eye. What's up with that N&O?

Shocking and immoral lies anti-gays tell

It's really sad that a poster like julia 85 would post the disgusting and immoral hate speech she posted.  She claims she has known LGBT Americans "personally, as we as, professionally" and then proceeds to tell the most vicious lies.

But the worst lies julia85 tells are that GOD tells her to post her shameful hate speech against LGBT Americans.  We need a way to report such comments so they will be removed.  Isn't this a FAMILY newspaper?  What kind of a FAMILY newspaper lets anti-gays post their filth and does nothing to protect children who SHOULD be reading the news from anti-gays' filth?

Obama Oposses Amendment One

Although I liked the story,  noticed that there is a picture or drawing of a Black man who is suppose to resemble President Obama...why would the Editor us a picutre or drwaing that has a darkskined person when in fact President Obana is light-skined and President Obama doesn't wear a Afro haircut either...can the Editor tell us why he used that cartoon type picture to show that the President opposed the Amendment One Bill...

You do realize there are

You do realize there are domestic partnerships in which people whho are not gay, such as a legal guardian and a parent, that need domestic partnerships to take care of a child? To get a car or a home? You need to take your religious beliefs and put them aside and look at what's best for this country

You do realize there are

You do realize there are homosexual African Americans in North Carolina? And Their families who do support them and gay marriage?

For The People Making This About Obama and Not Thinking Straight

You all can say what you want about me, but I myself am bisexual. You want to talk about religion, ok. There is supposed to be a SEPARATION of CHURCH and STATE. God condemmed it, yeah. But That was over 2000 years ago. Here's a scripture for the so called christians: 

John 8:7: So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

Ya'll think you all have the right to judge anybody, if you have never sinned. You have that right, but everyone has. 

Also, leave Obama alone. He's done more for this country in the last 4 years since FDR was President. He cleaned up Bush's mess with Osama Bin Laden. Yeah the Army did it, but the President is the Cheif Commanding Officer. Obama is not gay, He is the best thing that has happened to the United States. He will be getting my vote come election time and this Amendment 1 is not

 

"everybody fears LGBT Americans" is a fantasy

No, GAAMEND1, the average American does NOT suffer from the mental disorder, homophobia.  We know that a clear and fast growing majority of Americans already support marriage equality.  We know that fully 80% of Americans feel positively enough about their family members, friends, neighbors and coworkers that they demanded that Congress revoke DADT.

Anti-gays simply must divorce themselves from this silly fantasy that anyone but a few other Americans suffers from homophobia.

Note bene yourself

There most definitely IS a right to marriage in this country.  If you don't think so, tell it to the Supreme Court.  They'd be surprised to hear it.

Thank you Obama

Obama has just secured the passage of Amendment 1.

Because it is a presidential election year and he is on the ballot, African Americans who are overwhelmingly against homosexual marriage will be out in force. Like they did in California, they will pull the lever for Obama and then calmly vote against homosexual marriage.

Anytime homosexual marriage and African Americans collide, homosexual marriage loses big. And thanks to Obama, it will lose in NC. In 2004, we saw the same thing happen in Georgia with Amendment 1. Blacks came out in force to vote against George Bush and at the same time overwhelmingly voted to amend the GA constitution to ban gay marriage. Its a perfect scenario.

Everyone knows all the liberal language about "equality" is a farce, a political trojan horse. The average person is still repulsed by homosexual conduct, therefore they are repulsed by is byproduct homosexual marriage.

Again, thanks Obama for keeping NC gay marriage free.

Your problem is semantic?

Marriage means different things to different people. To the men of the Bible, it meant ownership of property. They could, and still do, kill their wives with impunity. To contemporary Americans, it means nothing sacred. Otherwise the infidelity rate wouldn't be well over 50%.

But there are two different institutions: one sanctioned by the church and the other by the state. Without the state's imprimatur, marriage in the church means nothing more than a symbolic sentiment.

Marriage equality is about equal protection under the law and access to equal rights for those who were born the way they are.

Julia85, while I respect and

Julia85, while I respect and admire your spirit of conviction, I think you miss the point. It does not matter how you feel about homosexuality. It isn't your right to push your religious beliefs onto others. Our NATION's constitution protects our right to life, property, and the pursuit of happiness, and protects the equality of all of its citizens. You have no legal leg to stand on. If you don't believe in homosexuality, don't be one.

VOTE NO ON AMENDMENT ONE ON MAY 8TH. It is the only proper thing to do. We cannot have state-sanctioned discrimination, even if other states do. If you saw your neighbor stealing something, would that make it okay for you to do it, too?

No definition change.

One Man + One Woman.= Marrage

If there is something you thank is not fare for the gays, such as tax treatment, change the tax law. Not the definition of Marrage.

If I have a child that is gay, I would still love them, but not embrace the choice.

 

 

 

????

Interesting comments about mis conduct. Certainly we can not each think of straights we have met in life that revealed drug abuse, depression, anger, etc. I guess those are just reserved for gays. Sorry but a feeble and ignorant attempt at justifying your point.

Let's ban divorce -- the

Let's ban divorce -- the greatest threat to marriage there is!  :p

Take a moment to think

Are you currently expecting, planning for children, hoping for grandkids, currently have children or grandkids? Being gay is not a choice and these kids will be who they are be it straight or gay. If you have kids in their teens or not yet born I assure you it is unlikely you yet know their sexual orientation. Throughout history a % of kids have been and will be born gay. Do you really wish to vote for such an amendment that would legally make your kid or grandkid less equal should they have been born gay?

Being angry with John Adams

Being dismissive and angry at J. Adams is not productive. 

As is obvious, we are not going to be able to rely upon you to be THE "decider." I will accept the vote of my fellow citizens in the aggregate, how's that?

As regards the rock I slide from under, well I can assure you the knots on my head came not from Igneous dolerite but from metamorphic persons of the serpintinite class of which you clearly devolve.

And thank you for your kind, and kinda intelligent, words.

Vote FOR Amendment 1 on May 8.

vote for it?? ecp1951

Well, that's a really intelligent way to vote!  Oh, if the President is for it I will vote against it. You better check out all the things the President "voted for" that will benefit you greatly. 

This is not about Obama, who can have any opinion just as you can. This is about creating difficulties for companies and to our state if we discriminate against highly skilled people just because of their beliefs. I thought we were a country where you were free to believe what you wanted.

BTW, have have had a mostly socialist government for years...Obama hasn't changed anything. its just political rhetoric because they can't dig up trash scandal on the Prsident like everyone can on the GOP clowns.

"I have been fortunate

"I have been fortunate through my life to know a number of gays both personally, as well as, professionally..."

 

Sorta explains some things, now doesn't it? But not so much the experience of humanity through the ages.

Let me establish my bona fides with respect to the number of "gays" "I have know both personally, as well as, professioinally." Their sexual "mis"conduct was deplorable and often they revealed a number of co-variant anomalies like drug abuse, depression and anger...and almost all of them were mistreated as children. Many molested by adult homosexuals/pedophiles. I feel their pain, but I am not up to the task of moral equivocation.

So there you go. This woman's experience differs from yours in substanitive and important ways. Sodomy is not virtue. Take it up with the Grand Designer.

Amendment One to the North

Amendment One to the North Carolina Constitution, to be voted on May 8, 2012, reads: "marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State." The first part -- marriage between one man and one woman -- is pro-marriage; the second part -- the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State -- is anti-gay. Do not be fooled by those who claim 'pro-marriage' only without telling the whole tale of this discriminatory policy.

Are "all men created equal" -- that is, does everybody have equal standing before the law? The answer is -- or should be, yes. How does Amendment One secure the unalienable rights of all men? The answer is, it doesn't -- securing unalienable rights only for some. That should be reason enough for any conservative to oppose this.

Only Moral and religious people???? posted by Julia85

And just who is going to 'be the decider" on who is moral and religious people. This is the most assinine statement...don't care who said it.  There are far too many "religious" people in this country who certainly are not Christians. Are you going to take John Adams over Jesus Christ?  We are a nation with "justice for ALL'.  All is pretty inclusive.  So you believe anyone who doesn't think as you is not "moral and religious".? What rock did you crawl out from. 

Do we ban domestic partnerships as well?

The short answer? Yes,  

and the citizenry can fully expect a rebound petition from the homosexual "community' asking for "civil unions" shortly after the NC Constitution is amended to ban *SBM. The whine will go something like: 'Well you have taken our "rights" away (note bene: there is not right to marriage..for anyone!) so could you at least throw the downtrodden and oppressed homosexual a bone, please? Cause if you don't, we're gonna call you names and brow beat you til the end of time.'

The push back to all this nonsense has begun. NC will become the 32nd State to AFFIRM MARRIAGE as it understood, intuitively, even by small children...one man...one woman. Heterosexuality just "works" well,  ensures the propagtion of the language , the culture and yea, dare we all confess it, the species. 

*"Sodomy-based(so-called) Marriage"

VOTE FOR AMENDMENT ONE ON MAY 8TH

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