NAACP’s North Carolina Chapter Denounces Proposed Marriage Ban

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    Sep 17, 2011 3:01 PM GMT
    Many praises to the NAACP for making such a bold and relevant statement. I wonder how those who want to put a ban on SSM in the Constitution would feel if we put a ban on their privileged lives? Lives that have never been lived in fear of having their rights being taken away.

    Via Box Turtle Bulletin, one of my favorite GLBTQ websites!
    http://www.boxturtlebulletin.com/2011/09/15/37054

    Jim Burroway
    September 15th, 2011

    The North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP has issued an open letter denouncing the proposed constitutional amendment banning all same-sex marriages, civil unions and domestic partnerships which goes before voters in May 2012. Says the NAACP:

    A vote on the same sex marriage amendment has nothing to do with your personal and religious opinion on same sex marriage but everything to do with whether or not you believe discrimination should be codified and legalized constitutionally. We should never seek to codify discrimination into the very heart and framework of our Constitution.

    …The NAACP strongly urges you to reject the so-called same sex amendment and any other present or future proposals of constitutional amendments that would permanently deprive any person in our great state of his or her inalienable rights
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    Sep 17, 2011 3:25 PM GMT
    I'm just wating for the NAACP to explain to the masses why discrimination based on sexual orientation is different than it being because of ones skin color or ethnicity!
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    Sep 17, 2011 3:43 PM GMT
    I still find it very unbelievable that North Carolina is going to try to insert ignorance and intolerance into their state constitution through a public referendum. This is a revolting development. These anti-gay marriage fundamentalist lunatics have gone too far.icon_mad.gif
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    Sep 17, 2011 3:50 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidI still find it very unbelievable that North Carolina is going to try to insert ignorance and intolerance into their state constitution through a public referendum. This is a revolting development. These anti-gay marriage fundamentalist lunatics have gone too far.icon_mad.gif


    I really thought that North Carolina was a bit different and a bit more open-minded and thoughtful. But when the people elect hardcore social conservatives into office, they will inevitably focus on two things: abortion and GLBTQ individuals. The fear and hatred and anger never change; only the target!
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    Sep 17, 2011 4:41 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidI still find it very unbelievable that North Carolina is going to try to insert ignorance and intolerance into their state constitution through a public referendum. This is a revolting development. These anti-gay marriage fundamentalist lunatics have gone too far.icon_mad.gif
    But Rob.. this isn't the first state to do so.. MANY have.
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    Sep 17, 2011 4:42 PM GMT
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    roadbikeRob saidI still find it very unbelievable that North Carolina is going to try to insert ignorance and intolerance into their state constitution through a public referendum. This is a revolting development. These anti-gay marriage fundamentalist lunatics have gone too far.icon_mad.gif


    I really thought that North Carolina was a bit different and a bit more open-minded and thoughtful. But when the people elect hardcore social conservatives into office, they will inevitably focus on two things: abortion and GLBTQ individuals. The fear and hatred and anger never change; only the target!
    Actually the target has been the same for about 30 yrs.