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The Tillis two-step on marriage discrimination continues

House Speaker Thom Tillis’ ridiculous statements on the marriage discrimination amendment just keep coming. In the video posted below you can listen to his latest lame and clearly rather nervous explanation at a recent Pittsboro event in which he again talks out of both sides of his mouth. At one point, he even seems to compare the amendment to enshrine discrimination into the state constitution for all time to a proposal to limit compensation for CEO’s!    

This guy really doesn’t get it.

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2 Comments

  1. HunterC

    December 16, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Tillis lies again.

    The wording of the amendment can — and SHOULD — be changed by the legislature. The legislature will reconvene in February 2012, well before any ballots are printed. They may even reconvene before then.

    Why not remove the undefined words “domestic legal union” and replace them with “marriage” in the amendment? Repeal or revise Session Law 2011-409 (the current amendment).

    The current amendment’s uncertain wording should be cause for concern for every legislator and citizen in North Carolina. The amendment should be revised by the legislature or scrapped altogether.

    And the legislature most certainly still has the power to do either.

  2. Rob Schofield

    December 16, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    There’s no hope for the amendment — it cannot be made useful or acceptable in any way.