Uncategorized

Conservative paper editorializes against Amendment One

Wow. When even the conservative Burlington Times-News speaks out against the marriage discrimination amendment, you know a seismic shift in public attitudes is taking place before our eyes.   

The paper cites with approval the recent video made by former Charlotte mayors Harvey Gantt and Richard Vinroot:

“In an advertisement placed on the internet for Protect All NC Families, an anti-Amendment One group,  Vinroot says Amendment One is ‘unnecessary and may have unintended consequences.’

And Gantt follows with ‘those consequences may harm women, children and families throughout North Carolina. And, even worse, the amendment will write discrimination into our constitution.’

Both are alluding to the threat the amendment poses to civil unions in general — not to mention that it’s a government intervention into an area where government has no right to be — the freedom of individuals and churches to make their own decisions.

It’s interesting to note that one rule of medical ethics is this one: ”Do no harm.’ In the video, Vinroot states, ‘If we defeat Amendment One on May 8, it will not cause any harm at all.’

Maybe state lawmakers should adopt the same code.”

You can read the entire piece by clicking here.

One Comment


  1. Jack

    April 11, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Hope this isn’t to-little-to-late on the part of conservatives speaking out against Amendment One.

Check Also

As Trump arrives in Greenville, analysts highlight administration’s “broken promises” in NC

As the controversy surrounding his recent racist statements ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

Van der Vaart: supporter of Trump, critic of regulation, was in charge during some of the state [...]

North Carolina voting rights groups and Democrats were compared to the legendary Pied Piper at the s [...]

More than 10 pollution sources, including two Superfund sites, are within a mile of the new Aberdeen [...]

Report authors, advocates differ over possible side effects On Monday, the Congressional Budget Offi [...]

There’s an old adage in the law that’s often used to describe situations in which a judge jails some [...]

The right-wing wallflowers of The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday, with an almost palpable sense [...]

The post Hofeller: The GOP’s “Michelangelo of the gerrymander” appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

It’s going to happen eventually. It may not be right away and it may not look exactly like it ought [...]