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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:11 PM

Political strategies forming over N.C. gay marriage amendment

http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2012/jan/24/political-strategies-forming-over-nc-gay-marriage--ar-1851862/

Activists on both sides are gearing up for what will no doubt be a massive political battle over North Carolina's proposed constitutional amendment forbidding gay marriage.

A major pro-amendment group, Vote FOR Marriage NC, started its campaign Monday. Amendment opponents kicked off their effort last week, with the Coalition to Protect North Carolina Families taking a leading role.

Both sides promise a full-court press leading up to the May 8 statewide vote.

"There's so much getting ready to happen," said Mary Jamis, a Winston-Salem activist working against the amendment. She is also a board member for Equality NC, a major backer for Protect North Carolina Families.

North Carolina law already recognizes marriage only as a union between man and woman. But the constitutional amendment would strengthen the law "against attempts by activist judges and legislators to redefine marriage," Vote FOR Marriage chairwoman Tami Fitzgerald said.

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Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:08 AM

1. I'm still not sure what the outcome in N.C. is going to be.

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Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:06 AM

2. Best of luck to them...

Get the message out early and show them the faces of the people it would harm. Use kids especially. Use cases of school bullying or aggravated assault.

Show the people of NC that LGBT people are being persecuted and that they are human and deserve dignity.

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