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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:03 PM

We can beat Amendment One if we work hard enough.

Are Opponents To NC’s Marriage Amendment On The Verge Of An Epic Comeback?
Tom Kludt April 27, 2012, 5:46 AM

... Over the last month, there have been indications that the tide is turning — typified by both a groundswell of opposition toward the amendment and a confluence of events that have stymied its support. The latest proof that the race is tightening came earlier this week, when the Democratic-leaning and Raleigh-based Public Policy Polling (PPP) released the results of a survey showing that 54 percent of likely voters intend to vote for Amendment One, while 40 percent are opposed. That’s still a strong majority to be sure, but it also represents the lowest level of support that PPP has found for Amendment One since it began polling last October. Perhaps most promising for opponents is the shift in opinion among North Carolina Democrats, who were were divided over the issue in PPP’s survey a month ago. The latest poll shows only 38 percent of Democratic voters support the amendment, with 56 percent opposed. Additionally, support among African-American voters — an historically socially conservative voting bloc — has dropped by ten percent over the last month ...

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/04/north-carolina-marriage-amendment-race-tightens.php


N.C. Gay Marriage Amendment Has Unlikely Foes
by Jessica Jones

... John Hood runs a well-known conservative think tank in Raleigh. His views aren't usually adopted by liberal groups, but the other day, an anti-amendment volunteer handed Hood a fluorescent-colored flyer to read.

"It says that some North Carolina conservatives like John Hood of the John Locke Foundation say the amendment is too extreme. They say its wording harms the rights of too many people. Well, it's an accurate quote," he says, adding with a laugh: "I'm not used to being accurately quoted!" ...

http://www.npr.org/2012/04/26/151450256/n-c-gay-marriage-amendment-has-unlikely-foes


WRAL unable to find CEO to go on record in favor of Amendment One
Charlotte Business Journal by Jen Wilson, Associate Editor/Online
Date: Friday, April 27, 2012, 8:30am EDT

In a 21-minute documentary produced by WRAL-TV in Raleigh, host David Crabtree makes a remarkable statement regarding the attitude of North Carolina's business community when it comes to the hotly debated Amendment One ...

“We tried to find a CEO who supports Amendment One to interview," Crabtree says in the video. "We worked with the two lead organizations campaigning for it, the North Carolina Family Policy Council and the North Carolina Values Coalition. They could not find a pro-amendment CEO willing to be interviewed for this documentary.” ...

http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2012/04/27/wral-unable-to-find-ceo-to-go-on.html


15 Interfaith African-American Clergy Oppose North Carolina’s Discriminatory Amendment

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) likes to trout out African-American leaders as part of its race baiting campaigns against marriage equality, but Pam Spaulding points to this group of 15 interfaith African-American Clergy in Greensboro who took out a full page ad in the Carolina Peacemaker to oppose North Carolina’s discriminatory Amendment 1 ...

http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2012/04/27/472512/interfaith-north-carolina/


The AG’s ‘no’

He didn’t sugarcoat it. When North Carolina’s veteran attorney general, Roy Cooper, sent supporters a message announcing his opposition to the proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, he said the amendment was “unclear, unwise and unnecessary.” He predicted it would be in the courts for “years to come” as arguments were vetted ...

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/04/27/2027660/the-ags-no.html

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Reply We can beat Amendment One if we work hard enough. (Original post)
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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 09:13 PM

1. Went to a Planned Parenthood rally and then Brewgaloo today...

where "No to Amendment One" sentiment was STRONG. It was a good day to be in deep blue Raleigh, but for the 6-person anti-choice rally, where I was told by a young unmarried couple that they abstain because they "are not sex-driven animals," and by a 20-something male that he opposes birth control, even for medical reasons. Oh, and when I mentioned desperate women and coat hangers, the young woman laughed. I wanted to deck her, but decided to drink NC devil brew instead, and toast my carnal ways. Bottoms up!

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 04:21 PM

3. I cast my

absentee ballot weeks ago AGAINST Amendment One. Hope this thing fails miserably. Not holding my breath though.....

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Response to CRK7376 (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 10:14 PM

4. We've got 5 move early voting days and election day: it's not over until

a week from tomorrow

So there's still time to help it go down in flames

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 03:31 PM

5. link to pdf of the recent PPP poll

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/PPP_Release_NC_050112.pdf

... The good news for the amendment’s opponents is that more voters are now aware of the amendment’s consequences, and if all voters were informed of those consequences, the amendment would fail by a 38-46 margin, the same as last week. A 40% plurality now knows that the amendment would ban both same-sex marriage and civil unions, versus 36% in the previous survey. Those who know what the amendment would do are against it by 22 points ...

Q3 Which of the following best describes your opinion on gay marriage: gay couples should be allowed to legally marry, or gay couples should be allowed to form civil unions but not legally marry, or there should be no legal recognition of a gay couple's relationship?
Gay couples should be allowed to legally marry ..............................................................27%
Gay couples should be allowed to form civil unions but not marry .......................................28%
There should be no legal recognition of a gay couple's relationship .......................................41%
Not sure .......................................................... 4%

Q4 Do you think that a 'yes' vote on Amendment One bans just gay marriage, bans both gay marriage and civil unions, legalizes gay marriage, or are you not sure?
Bans just gay marriage ................................... 27%
Bans both gay marriage and civil unions ........ 40%
Legalizes gay marriage................................... 7%
Not sure .......................................................... 26% ...

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