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BREAKING: North Carolina Votes to Ban Same Sex Marriage

xj7134ny Wrote: May 08, 2012 11:02 PM
Nah -- too many people think these 'bans' and these mandates on who is entitled to marry and who isn't are just hate-filled rhetoric from the Overalls and Missing Front Teeth Gang -- the hillbillies, rednecks and other bottom-feeders who think they own a pipeline to the Almighty. You can waste time on these 'bans' but already younger people who will be voting in a few years think we're all nasty old bigots -- they all have gay people in their lives that they care about and they simply won't vote for candidates who support and encourage hatred and discrimination.
O'Pinyon Wrote: May 08, 2012 11:09 PM
Some of the younger people feel cheated out of having a mom or a dad, and do not want to see their loss institutionalized.
ResistWeMuch Wrote: May 08, 2012 11:08 PM
XJ, I am in favour of equal right for all and, frankly, believe that the government shouldn't be in the marriage business period considering marriage is a religious institution. Civil unions for all with non-binding religious weddings for those that want them as the icing on the wedding cake.

That said, the main reason that Obama has not endorsed SSM is because he understands that the African-American and Hispanic populations are very much opposed to it. In fact, Prop 8 would never have passed without the votes of blacks and Latinos, who voted for Democrats on the same ballot.
Buck O Wrote: May 08, 2012 11:07 PM
Your b/f assured me you're the "bottom feeder."

North Carolina voters, an important election 2012 swing state demographic, have approved a constitutional amendment that bans gay marriage and defines marriage as between one man and one woman. The amendment also bans civil unions. More from the National Journal:

The Associated Press declared Amendment 1 passed. With 39 percent of precincts reporting, the measure has 58 percent support.

The vote came as President Obama has been facing criticism from his base for not coming out in favor of gay marriage, even as several of his Cabinet officials have expressed support. The most recent...