Uncategorized

Debunking conservative myth-making about marriage

Occasional Progressive Pulse contributor Greg Flynn posted a fun and informative essay over on Blue NC early this morning about early North Carolina history, it’s relationship to the debate over the marriage discrimination amendment and the attempts by the amendment’s chief legislative sponsor, state House Majority Leader Paul Stam, to misrepresent the story. It may not change many votes today, but at least readers will know the truth.

One Comment


  1. gregflynn

    May 8, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Thanks Rob. If I had expected it to change many votes I’d have written it a long time ago. In the process of researching the marriage issue it’s been interesting peeling back the layers of myth surrounding John Locke and his patron Shaftesbury and to have attention drawn to the preamble of the ill-fated Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina, drafted by Locke:

    that the government of this Province may be made most agreeable to the Monarchy under which we live, and of which this Province is a part; and that we may avoid erecting a numerous democracy

Check Also

This Week’s Top Five on NC Policy Watch

1. Free speech policy, controversial conservative academic on ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

The UNC Board of Governors is holding its last meeting of 2017 Friday, where the latest of its many [...]

Just south of Candler off the Pisgah Highway is a lovely piece of property on Little Piney Mountain [...]

Veteran North Carolina education policy expert Kris Nordstrom has authored a new and vitally importa [...]

When Joni Robbins, a section chief in the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, closes bidding next [...]

“All speech is free, but some speech is more free than others.” This seems to be the motto of the cu [...]

Trumpists prepare to raze another vital common good law It’s hard to keep up these days with the flo [...]

The post That’s how ‘Humbug’ is done appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

The solid citizens of Johnston County, N.C. – in a fateful quirk of geography – for several years ha [...]

Featured | Special Projects

NC Budget 2017
The maze of the NC Budget is complex. Follow the stories to follow the money.
Read more


NC Redistricting 2017
New map, new districts, new lawmakers. Here’s what you need to know about gerrymandering in NC.
Read more