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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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If you’re looking for quick and easy place to get the basics on the marriage discrimination amendment, check out the website of the Coalition to Protect North Carolina Families www.protectncfamilies.org. Click on the “Get Informed” button to read the essential facts about the amendment and next May’s election and to learn why the “Against” vote can win.

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Little in this story from the Washington Independent – (“Three anti-gay groups were pivotal in N.C. marriage amendment push“) will come as much of a surprise to North Carolinans paying attention, but it does provide a handy sketch of the groups behind the marriage amendment (and just how remarkably crazy a lot of the positions they take and things they say really are).

It’s also always amusing to be reminded once again of the Family Policy Council’s strange obsession with sodomy.

You can read the article by clicking here.

 

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Be sure to reserve your seat for this Thursday’s Crucial Conversation luncheon: “No more excuses: Building a lawful, 21st Century system for serving people with mental illness.”

The event will feature two of the smartest experts around on the subject — Joshua Norris, the Director of Legal Advocacy for The Georgia Advocacy Office and Vicki Smith, Executive Director of Disability Rights North Carolina. Don’t miss this chance to get up to speed on this critical and too-long neglected topic.