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Glazier: NC’s anti-gay amendment ‘most personally intrusive bill’ in the U.S. (audio)

Rep. Rick Glazier says it’s a sad commentary that on the same week the U.S. military ends its “Don’t ask, don’t tell” (DADT) policy, North Carolinians are being pitted against one another with the proposed anti-gay marriage amendment.

Glazier says the ballot initiative pushed by Republicans in last week’s special legislative session goes far beyond the current state law that defines marriage as being between one man and one woman.

The Cumberland County Democrat says he also has serious concerns about the bias and prejudicial tone of the debate leading up to the May 2012 vote, given some of the rhetoric already being used by legislative leaders.

“I think that is incredibly damaging, not just to North Carolina’s national and international reputation, but more importantly to the human beings, and there are tens of thousands of them in North Carolina, affected by those words.”

Rep. Glazier shares his thoughts on the amendment this weekend on News & Views. For a preview of his radio interview with Chris Fitzsimon, click below:

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4 Comments

  1. wayne

    September 21, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    North Carolinians should not miss this opportunity!!!! They should couple the same sex marriage amendment with a lunch counter amendment which would certainly pass! After all, your state has such a rich tradition of discrimination, you should really uphold it! Of course all of your discriminatory legislation was passed because your preachers convinced your legislators that it was “God’s Plan”. Ain’t christianity wonderful??? Also, why not provide that no gay person can marry a heterosexual of the opposite gender? C’mon, NC….get with it!!!!

  2. david esmay

    September 21, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Wayne, don’t give the Forresters and Folwells any ideas. They have never had an original thought between them, and they’re shopping for add-en-dums.

  3. Frances Jenkins

    September 21, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Brillants minds, Glacier is a weak leader that talks the talk but does not walk the walk. He is a weak and ineffective leader that comes up with only partisan solutions. He makes partisan politics his talk. Glacier does not know how to lead. Has Glacier gotten rich off of politics?

  4. david esmay

    September 22, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Examples, Frances, examples.