Wednesday, May 9, 2012

North carolina

  • As of Wednesday, President Obama now openly supports gay marriage. North Carolina voters, just a day earlier, decided by a wide margin to amend their constitution to ban gay marriage and civil unions.
  • (The Christian Science Monitor)
  • Tar Heel State voters overwhelmingly vote to outlaw the recognition of any union other than heterosexual marriage. How big of a blow is this for liberals? 1.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) – Football players at North Carolina made up more than a third of enrollments in suspect classes within a department the school investigated for academic fraud.
  • (USA Today)
  • North Carolina became the 30th U.S. state to shut the door on gay marriage Tuesday after passing Amendment One, a constitutional amendment that officially defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • The highly contested North Carolina legislation known as Amendment One was passed on Tuesday.  The amendment was one of the most discussed issues during this election.
  • (Examiner)
  • It was a sad night for LGBT advocates around the country and good North Carolinians, as their state handily voted in bigotry by a 20% margin.
  • (AlterNet)
  • The overwhelming North Carolina vote to define marriage as legal only between a man and woman is an unequivocal reminder that gay marriage remains unappealing in many parts of the country, even as its support grows overall nationally.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • SIXTY-ONE percent of North Carolina voters rejected gay marriage by approving a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman. That is certainly regrettable, but it will change nothing about the certain trend unfolding.
  • (Seattle Times)
  • The 2008 film Milk, about famed gay rights activist Harvey Milk, contains a scene in which he and a number of strategists and activists are contemplating an effort to defeat an anti-gay public school initiative.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • The decision, in a swing state the president hopes to win again, shows how the issue can split the Democratic coalition and endanger his reelection.
  • (Atlantic Online)

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