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A courageous, inspiring woman

The video of one of his constituents confronting State Rep. Jim Crawford for his support of the marriage discrimination amendment is already going viral thanks in large measure to Katy Munger of Progress NC who posted it on Blue NC. It’s now available on WRAL.com also.

For many, the most interesting thing is Crawford’s mumbled and disingenuous explanation. He claims he’s against it despite the fact that he voted for it on the floor of the state House…twice

For me though, the best and most inspiring thing is watching Elaine McNeill’s passion and courage in speaking up. If you haven’t done so already, check it out. It’ll bring a lump to your throat…

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3 Comments

  1. david esmay

    April 26, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Crawford’s explanation certainly doesn’t explain why he sponsored it in the first place, and he definitely didn’t expect to be confronted face to face with the reality of his decision. That’s one of the problems with the GOP pandering to a percentage of their base, knee-jerk reactions to extremist demands never end well.

  2. Inis Magrath

    April 27, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Crawford’s explanation: His name was on the bill because he initially sponsored it. Then it got amended to “go too far,” but his name was still on it because he was one of the sponsors.

    Crawford’s failure: After the bill went “too far” he could have had himself removed as a sponsor. He didn’t.

  3. Rob Schofield

    April 27, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    And he could have voted “no.” Indeed, having a sponsor change his position and speak against the proposal might well have stopped it.