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Don’t forget to register for next week’s Crucial Conversation on the marriage amendment

What would the mariage amendment really mean for North Carolina?

Featuring: Evan Wolfson, founder and President of the national nonprofit, Freedom to Marry — the campaign to win marriage nationwide. He is also the author of Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality, and Gay People’s Right to Marry.

Wolfson will be joined by two of North Carolina’s foremost constitutional scholars and experts on the proposed amendment, UNC Professors of Law, Maxine Eichner and Holning Lau as well as the Executive Director of Equality NC, Stuart Campbell.  

When: Tuesday November 29 at 12:30 p.m. (Note special, later-than-usual time).

Where: Marbles Kids Museum, 210 E. Hargett St. in downtown Raleigh.
Click here for directions and information about convenient parking options.

Cost: $10

Admission includes a box lunch. (Box lunches will be available at 12:15 p.m. and the program will start at 12:30 p.m.)Space is limited – pre-registration required.

Click here to register.

Questions?? Contact Rob Schofield at 919-861-2065 or rob@ncpolicywatch.com

5 Comments


  1. HunterC

    November 21, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Can we start calling it the “benefit stripping, anti-civil union amendment” for starters?

    Because that’s what it does.

    “Marriage amendment” is not an accurate description of everything the amendment impacts.

    If you wanted a two-word phrase, let’s go with “Amendment One”

  2. Rob Schofield

    November 21, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Thanks for the reminder.

  3. […] Post on November 21, 2011 by Clayton Henkel No Comments As Rob Schofield noted in the post below, you can learn more about Amendment 1 at the upcoming November 29th Crucial […]

  4. TracyH

    November 21, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I am planning to attend this event, but like HunterC I too am concerned about the use of the phrase “marriage amendment.” As I understand it, this amendment would do NOTHING to change the eligibility or quality or rights in even one couple’s marriage in our state. It would ensure that marriage remains exactly as restricted as it is in NC – to only opposite-sex couples. It does, however, seem to remove rights of unmarried couples or those who are forbidden by law to be married.

    If the media continues to use the phrase “marriage amendment” we will be losing the language battle. It is hard to vote “against” marriage, and everyone supports marriage between a man and a woman. If we must use the word marriage, why not call it the marriage discrimination amendment? Or tell it like it is… and call it an anti-gay amendment?

    Rob, are you able to amend the event title name at this stage?

    Also, how long is the event expected to last? I look forward to going and listening to these wonderful people. Thanks for hosting this.

  5. Rob Schofield

    November 22, 2011 at 8:46 am

    As for the name, see this post. Event should probably run to 1:45 or 2:00.

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