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A Pyrrhic victory for the pro-discrimination movement

On one level, last night’s election results on Amendment One were obviously very disappointing. But as today’s Weekly Briefing argues, conservatives will likely come to regret their decision to create a real and vibrant pro-equality movement in this state.

The proponents of the Amendment may have won the battle last night, but it will ultimately prove to be a Pyrrhic victory. Amendment opponents would, obviously, never have chosen this path, but now that it’s been thrust upon them, there’s no denying the following: 1) the day on which North Carolinians will no longer tolerate marriage discrimination is coming sooner rather than later, and 2) the last eight months have only served to expedite the process.

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  1. Jack

    May 9, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Now that the conservatives have been successful in turning back the clock to a half past hate, with their state constitutional Amendment One, now “maybe” they’ll get down to the business of fulfilling their campaign promises of creating new job and getting the economy back in shape.

    Yet I can’t help but wonder what shinny object will now grab conservative’s attention. What other life choice will the party of a “Less Intrusive Government” want to intrude?

  2. Mitch Wood

    May 9, 2012 at 11:01 am

    @Jack, my political crystal ball foresees the NC GOP’s narrow mindedness and odd sense of priorities tackling wombs, stirrups, and invasive ultrasounds in its next crusade against reality.

  3. Lana

    May 9, 2012 at 11:39 am

    It’s interesting that African-Americans largely parted ways with progressives and voted for the amendment. Did they not consider it as a discrimination issue ?

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