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Legislative leaders: Standing in the courthouse door

George Wallace attempts to block the integration of the University of Alabama - Source: Wikipedia

George Wallace attempts to block the integration of the University of Alabama – Photo: Wikipedia

If you haven’t already done so, be sure to check out today’s Fitzsimon File in which Chris explains the current state of the debate over marriage equality in North Carolina. The quick takeaways:

#1 – There is cause for joy and celebration that the end of this particular form of discrimination is finally coming to a richly-deserved end.

#2- That said, there is a very long way to go in a state in which LGBT people can still be summarily fired for who they are.

#3- Today’s last-ditch effort by Senate leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Thom Tillis to block the inevitable is eerily reminiscent of George Wallace’s infamous effort to block the integration of the University of Alabama by standing in the “schoolhouse door.”

As Chris writes:

The legislative leaders have reportedly hired a national anti-marriage equality “expert” from California to lead the hopeless efforts to deny justice to couples across the state.

It makes you wonder what’s next for the anti-equality two. Will they stand in front of a register of deeds office next week doing their best George Wallace imitation, shouting marriage discrimination today, marriage discrimination tomorrow, marriage discrimination forever?

One Comment


  1. Laurie

    October 9, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    How did this expert and Prop 8 work for California?

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