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Civil rights pioneer joins Marriage Equality campaign
Posted By Clayton Henkel On November 1, 2011 @ 3:39 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
Bond, who has long been a critic of marriage discrimination , is also lending his voice to support the recognition of same-sex marriage in Maryland in 2012.
In North Carolina, voters will decide next May whether or not to endorse a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
According to Public Policy Polling, 61 percent of North Carolina voters say they support the amendment “defining marriage as between a man and a woman” but 51 percent of those same voters also believe there should be legal recognition for same-sex couples.
PPP also noted last month  those fighting to defeat the amendment in North Carolina need to reach out to black Democrats. 70% of them support the amendment, whereas white Democrats oppose the amendment by a 57/37 margin.
To view Julian Bond’s video spot, click below:
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URLs in this post:
 Julian Bond: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Bond
 Human Rights Campaign: http://www.hrc.org/
 marriage discrimination: http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-02-18/news/bs-ed-julian-bond-gay-marriage-letter20110218_1_civil-rights-couples-discrimination
 last month: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2011/10/nc-marriage-amendment-starts-with-lead.html
 Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdG8BaEz1ec
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