Tuesday, May 08, 2012

The diapers and lies won in North Carolina

NC Amendment One, State’s Same Sex Marriage Ban, Passes By Wide Margin

It happened. Grieve and mourn for only a second, but then come up and fight like hell. This is no time for self-pitying and slack jawing.

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BJ Jackson Lincoln said...

I know you are right...but... it's hard.
All the fear and hate has to stop.
You would think by now we would have become better people and discrimination would be a thing of the past.
The headlines this morning are heart breaking. I feel so bad for those in NC today.
I am in Maryland and we will be fighting to KEEP our right to marry.
I can only hope that the people here will be the first to say yes...but today....it doesn't look so good.

JayJonson said...

It is no time for slaw-jacking and self-pitying, but it is time to take a long, hard look at what went wrong and what needs to be changed in order to win in Maryland, Washington, Minnesota, and Maine.

Jason J. said...

Am I the only one that finds this completely bizarre? In North Carolina, it is perfectly legal to marry your FIRST cousin (well, unless he or she is gay) but yet your neighbors love and legal rights/responsibilities are to be voted on by strangers??? Very sad day for NC, the nation, the world! It is sick and shameful, especially because N. Carolina already has an existing discriminatory law banning same-gender marriage so the only thing this did was cause unnecessary conflict and tension between many people/neighbors. Not to mention MILLIONS of dollars were spent on this initiative and that is money that could have went to starving children, battered woman shelters (that are closing by the hour nationwide) and the list goes on. And we should not use religion as there are many faiths that interpret the sacred text to that of a more inclusive God and perform same-gender marriages. Are we not infringing on their religious freedoms?" I wish we would all live according to Luke 6:31"Do Unto Others...." I would not want my or my loved ones right to love and legal protections/responsibilities put on a ballot. Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. - Abraham Lincoln