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237 days

That’s how long those who believe in freedom, tolerance, love and progress now have to overcome the forces of repression, intolerance, hate and ignorance in North Carolina.

Let’s not waste a minute — let’s seize control of the debate and never let it go by branding the so-called “marriage amendment” for what it is: An amendment that would enshrine discrimination, limit freedom, stifle economic development and, as Senate Minority Leader Martin Nesbitt put it in his eloquent and folksy speech today, allow one group of people to put another group of people at the “bottom of the barrel.”   

Now that caring and thinking North Carolinians have had this fight thrust upon them, here’s a vote for giving it back to the other side with such force and energy that they find themselves regretting the day they launched this new culture war.

3 Comments


  1. Marijuana is Safer

    September 13, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    LGBT folks arent the only stigmatized minority in NC. Just look at what has happened to the victims of the so called “War on Drugs”.

  2. […] to eight months of healthy debate. (As Rob Schofield noted on the blog earlier today, there are 237 days for that […]

  3. S

    September 13, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    I don’t understand why this was even amendment was even suggested.

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