Opinions on NC's Amendment One still split
Next week North Carolina will vote on Amendment One, the measure that would ban recognition of same-sex relationships, be they marriage or other kinds of unions.
Recent numbers from Public Policy Polling show that 55 percent of respondents favor the ban on marriage equality, whereas 41 percent oppose it. These results are pretty consistent with other polls - in April, a poll found that 40 percent of people opposed the measure.
However, when respondents were asked specifically about whether they agreed with outlawing civil unions, only 38 percent said yes and 46 percent said no. According to Public Policy Polling, this could mean not everyone is totally aware of what the amendment will actually do, and therefore some educational outreach efforts are in order.
North Carolina friends, please start talking this up as much as possible. We do not need another state taking away our right to love.
Don’t worry, I’ll break it down for everyone. NO to amendment one. Vote AGAINST it.
You see, “gay marriage” attacks are silly. “Civil union” attacks are dangerous. This amendment proposal does a beautiful job of hiding just how damaging it could be. NC voters, let’s show them we’re not fooled.
Also, if you’re one of those people who get easily confused by “do I vote yes or no?” ballot language (as many might have been with Prop 8), here’s an easy way to remember. On this site, see the headline, just above the picture? Now look at the steering committee, which includes Human Rights Campaign. The HRC is against amendment one. Pro gay = No One.