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Reaction to NC’s passage of Amendment One

Posted By Clayton Henkel On May 9, 2012 @ 6:10 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

“The screaming, excruciating paradox of all this is that supporters wanted to take this out of the judges’ hands. Clearly it will have the opposite effect.”
- Duke law professor Mike Munger

“Our fight for fairness is not over.”
- Jeremy Kennedy, campaign manager of the Coalition to Protect All NC Families

“I think it sends a message to the rest of the country that marriage is between one man and one woman.”
- Tami Fitzgerald head of the pro-amendment group Vote FOR Marriage NC

“Tonight’s results are an unfortunate reminder that the fight for Civil Rights in our state is not yet over. Writing discrimination into our Constitution is wrong. The State Constitution exists to protect the rights of our citizens—not to take them away. Despite this setback, North Carolina Democrats will continue to fight for equal rights for all of our citizens.”
- North Carolina Democratic Party Communications Director Walton Robinson

“People are conflicted. They hear one thing in their faith community, particularly that homosexuality is a sin. They have an LGBT family member or neighbor or co-worker. People are trying to reconcile those two experiences.”
- Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, executive director of the Campaign for Southern Equality


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