Amendment 1 in North Carolina — did you vote? (May 8, 2012)

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Amendment 1 in North Carolina — did you vote? (May 8, 2012)

Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
North Carolina is hellbent on modifying their state constitution to prevent gay marriage, and in the process invalidate civil unions and domestic partnerships — even heterosexual ones. Great way to preserve the "family" folks. How anyone voted is their own business, but I would like to know how many contributors made the trip to the polls. The poll is private.

You can read more at CNN.com.

Fox News offers a different viewpoint.
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Yes, I voted,
No, I did not vote.
No — I am not a resident of North Carolina.
20  (100%)
Total votes: 20
Poll is closed
05/08/2012
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Falsepast Falsepast
Preventing gay marriage is very narrow-minded
05/08/2012
MamaDivine MamaDivine
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Originally posted by Petite Valentine
North Carolina is hellbent on modifying their state constitution to prevent gay marriage, and in the process invalidate civil unions and domestic partnerships — even heterosexual ones. Great way to preserve the "family" folks. How anyone ...
I used to live in NC, but while I was there, I was not registered to vote.
05/08/2012
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
My favorite argument to the religious right is:

Oh! Marriage is ordained by God as being between one man and one woman? What about that Solomon guy and his hundreds of wives and concubines? Wasn't he favored by God? Oh, that doesn't count because it was the Old Testament? So, then, your little rant about Leviticus and the "abomination" ; of homosexuality is null and void too, right? Because the last time I checked, that was in the Old Testament too!
05/08/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
My favorite argument to the religious right is:

Oh! Marriage is ordained by God as being between one man and one woman? What about that Solomon guy and his hundreds of wives and concubines? Wasn't he favored by God? Oh, that doesn't ...
Love it, love it, love it!

I really hope it doesn't pass, but the sad thing is, North Carolina is the only state that hasn't amended it's constitution to make gay marriage illegal. What a depressing thought.

I don't have a copy of the amendent, but when a group of Southern Baptist ministers speaks out against a law protecting marriage, it must be pretty bad.
05/08/2012
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by Petite Valentine
Love it, love it, love it!

I really hope it doesn't pass, but the sad thing is, North Carolina is the only state that hasn't amended it's constitution to make gay marriage illegal. What a depressing thought.

I don't ...
It angers me that people who claim to love are so full of anger, resentment, hatred, and intolerance. It is completely NOT what the faith is supposed to be about.

I've had Christian friends end their friendships with me when I stopped hiding my sexuality. I got the "when you repent we can be friends" bullshit line. If I have to be a certain way for you to be my friend, we were never friends to begin with.

I don't understand the fight against people loving and marrying people. I'm a huge fan of gay marriage. Most of my friends are gay. I want them to get married! And I'm glad that I live in a state that currently allows gay marriage!
05/08/2012
Peggi Peggi
I didn't vote, because I don't live there, but if I did live there I would've been against this! There should not be laws preventing happiness as long as no one is getting hurt!
05/08/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
I live in East coast. So I didn't vote. But I have family there. I don't know if they voted or not.
05/09/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Funny ... the last time they voted on a marriage ban, it was for interracial marriage ... it also got banned.

The Ol' South is still alive and kickin'. >_<
05/09/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
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Originally posted by Allstars316
I live in East coast. So I didn't vote. But I have family there. I don't know if they voted or not.
I realize you don't live in-state, but North Carolina is part of the east coast.
05/09/2012
Lacey Fennec Lacey Fennec
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Originally posted by Falsepast
Preventing gay marriage is very narrow-minded
Prevention of anyone achieving their ideal true happiness is narrow minded. One thing I have an urge to add is that I find it fascinating how much material from various religions didn't originally exist until a certain turn of events. For example (not to pick on but it's relevent to the topic I believe) Christmas for that matter 'the birth of Jesus' wasn't celebrated until around the middle ages. Many scholars have noted that the idea of Christmas stims off from a Pagan holiday known as Yule (Saturnalia also might have had an influence on this day). Many tradiditions (such as the yule log, yule singing, and a mistletoe being hung) were adapted into the Christmas celebration. Some scholars believe this may have been to help earlier Christians to convert many pagans over to Christianity. The story of Adam and Eve is another example. Various scholars believe the story originated from the end of Nordic mythology, the end of time they knew as Ragnarok. This is the final battle between the forces of order and chaos, when everything dies off in a chain of cataclysmic events. From the aftermath the World tree is left, and from it sprout 2 beings a man and a woman. Scholars believe this end was adapted to be the beginning of Christianity's story of how life began, amazingly it ties in around the times of the crusades when there were numerous ways they found to try and convert many pagans over to Christianity, it truely is fascinating. I'm no scholar and I got a little off topic here. What I'm getting at is my personal view on that 'law' in the old testement might have been adapted to suit a common goal the Empire had at that time while they continued to gain dominance. Just a theory though and I haven't met many followers of the religion who honestly stop to think about these discoveries made. I find that truely sad.
05/09/2012
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