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The signs and sounds of Tuesday’s Equality NC rally (slideshow)

An estimated 500 people rallied outside the North Carolina legislature Tuesday in opposition to the anti-gay constitutional amendment that will be on the ballot in  May of 2012.

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Our thanks to the NC Justice Center’s Phyllis Nunn for capturing some of the images from the event.

3 Comments

  1. Ava Lee Bernish

    September 14, 2011 at 8:24 am

    My lesbian daughter once asked,”Why would I or anyone CHOOSE to be gay?” At the age of 21, she had experienced enough of life to finally understand that she could no longer try and “make herself normal” by dating men. She had to accept that she “identified” with women. After over 20 years of finally feeling free to be who she is, she is married to our wonderful daughter-in-law, Deborah, and they raise my 8 year old grand-daughter. This beautiful child was planned and prepared for over 2 years, and thankfully a known sperm donor made it possible for our daughter to conceive a child. To say she is the “Light of her mothers’ eye”, would be a huge understatement. Those who choose to judge all GLTB citizens as not worthy of all the rights and privileges enjoyed by the majority of our country are going to have to answer to a higher power some day. What will you have as an excuse for this injustice and lack of human compassion?

  2. david esmay

    September 14, 2011 at 11:18 am

    I was completely disgusted listening to Jim Forrester’s declaration that “Two father’s don’t make a mother, and two mother’s don’t make a father”. It’s too bad his mother didn’t make a human being.

  3. Ricky

    September 14, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    David, while I agree with your sentiments and Forrester’s comments are certainly less than kind. I’m slightly put off by bringing up his mother. Let’s be the bigger person and be respectful of them though they may not be respectful of others. = )