Posts tagged Amendment One
Posts tagged Amendment One
“While winning eight out of hundred counties may not seem like much, it is important to recognize that the Great Eight (Buncombe, Chatham, Dare, Durham, Mecklenburg, Orange, Wake, and Watauga) are also home to what Americans love most about North Carolina. These counties include the cities of Asheville, Pittsboro, Cape Hatteras, Durham, Charlotte, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Boone. These eight counties represent about 28 percent of the state’s population and are centers of education, the arts, business innovation, technology, and tourism. Even in counties where the amendment passed, like Guilford, New Hanover, and Forsyth, their county seats — Greensboro, Wilmington, and Winston-Salem — soundly defeated it. Now, more than ever, the North Carolina LGBT community needs to know from you that the work we’ve done fighting this amendment and creating these wonderful places is acknowledged by our friends from elsewhere.”
(Way to go Mark- you said all the things I’ve been trying to say but haven’t fully articulated. Thanks for standing up for what’s best about our state!)
Follow up to my post yesterday about the Lovings
Just 45 years ago, 16 states deemed marriages between two people of different races illegal.
But in 1967,the U.S. Supreme Court considered the case ofRichard Perry Loving, who was white, and his wife, Mildred Loving, of African American and Native American descent.
The case changed history - and was captured on film byLIFE photographer Grey Villet, whose black-and-white photographs are now set to go on display atthe International Center of Photography.
Well, at least Orange County went against amendment one by the biggest margin in the state.
World, NC is still an incredible place to live. You just have to choose wisely. This map should help you out: http://www.wral.com/news/political/page/10991843/
This song just came up on my Pandora station. So appropriate given that it’s election day in NC, and our state is about to pass a harmful amendment that discriminates our citizens and limits the rights of couples in love.
“They were the loving kind
She was black and he was white
In Virginia nineteen fifty-eight
They found love amongst the hate
Well the law said they could not wed
They married anyway
The sheriff put them both in jail
Separated ‘till they made their bail
They changed the heart of a nation
with their wedding vows
From the highest court in the land
Their union would lawfully stand
Simply Mildred and Richard
That’s how they’ll be remembered
They proved that love is truly blind
They were the loving kind.”
hat is off to you, bob. fantastic post. thanks for sharing.
I love North Carolina. I am a North Carolinian by choice, not by birth. I chose North Carolina because of its Quaker values of faith, tolerance, and freedom. North Carolina and the people of North Carolina have been very, very good to me and my family.
We have achieved amazing business…
This makes me so very sad. And disappointed. North Carolinians, we are better than this :(
I suppose this is useful…
Ahem, have you remembered to vote against amendment 1 yet?
The history of Amendment Ones is scary.
Marketing Campaign of the Day: As if it weren’t enough that North Carolina already doesn’t recognize same-sex unions, the state votes next Tuesday on a ballot measure that reads: “Constitutional amendment to provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized by this State.”
This ad campaign, by Winston-Salem agency The Variable, plays on segregation-era discrimination to shock voters into voting down the offensive legislation, called Amendment 1: “On May 8th, make history. Don’t repeat it.”
Well, well, well. Seeing is Believing: RT. Share. Post. #voteagainst #amendment1 (he is.)
GPOYW: Early Voting Edition
Attention NC- to help all North Carolinians, vote AGAINST amendment 1 on or before May 8!
In case you haven’t seen this. So, so good.