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BrangelinaI heard good news on WUNC yesterday, and it’s been a long time since I could say that. A new poll shows that half of North Carolinians oppose a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Only 43% of people support one. I wish the latter group was even smaller, but still a decisive majority is on the side of freedom here, which is pretty sweet.

What’s sad is that the 43% of people who support the constitutional ban support it knowing full well that gay marriage is already prohibited by state law. Methinks the ladies and laddies doth protest too much. Only fear could prompt someone to want to make something doubly illegal. Well, relax, people we’ve still got a long way to go. More results indicate the obstacles yet to be overcome:

Oppose any legal recognition for same-sex couples: 44 percent
Support civil unions or partnerships, but not full marriage rights: 28 percent
Support full marriage rights: 21 percent”

So, okay, it wasn’t great news, but it was a healthy start. I have an idea to help us win over some gay marriage opponents. Remember how Brad and Angie once said they’d marry when all people had the right to marry their partners? Let’s make that happen and then get them to wed here in NC. Think of the tourism dollars! All those paparazzi have to eat and sleep somewhere, not to mention the size of the Jolie-Pitt entourage. I’m thinking the Outer Banks in spring. I’m thinking Asheville in the fall. We’ve just got to change the minds of 44% of the people, present it as a boon for business, and we can’t go wrong. Right?

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