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What would the mariage amendment really mean for North Carolina?

Featuring: Evan Wolfson, founder and President of the national nonprofit, Freedom to Marry — the campaign to win marriage nationwide. He is also the author of Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality, and Gay People’s Right to Marry.

Wolfson will be joined by two of North Carolina’s foremost constitutional scholars and experts on the proposed amendment, UNC Professors of Law, Maxine Eichner and Holning Lau as well as the Executive Director of Equality NC, Stuart Campbell.  

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In case you missed it, Watauga Watch had a fascinating post yesterday about House Speaker Thom Tillis’ supposedly tortured support of the marriage discrimination amendment — the amendment that he took the unusual step of voting for despite the fact that the Speaker usually abstains from voting on matters on which his vote is unnecessary.    

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Please join NC Policy Watch and Equality NC for a special Crucial Conversation luncheon -
 
“What would the marriage amendment really mean for North Carolina?”
 
Featuring: Evan Wolfson, founder and President of the national nonprofit, Freedom to Marry — the campaign to win marriage nationwide. He is also the author of Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality, and Gay People’s Right to Marry.
 
Wolfson will be joined by two of North Carolina’s foremost constitutional scholars and experts on the proposed amendment, UNC Professors of Law, Maxine Eichner and Holning Lau as well as the Executive Director of Equality NC, Stuart Campbell.  

When: Tuesday November 29 at 12:30 p.m. (Note special, later-than-usual time). Read More

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North Carolinians won’t get a chance to vote on a constitutional amendment defining marriage for another six months. But on Tuesday volunteers for Equality NC will be at the polls talking with registered voters about the  May 8, 2012 ballot initiative.

Organizers in Asheville, Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Charlotte will be discussing how the vaguely worded amendment could have several unintended consequences and negatively impact job creation for the state. Voters will also be asked to ‘Take the Pledge’ to vote against the amendment next May.

Stuart Campbell, the new executive director for Equality NC believes raising public awareness about what the amendment will do is key to defeating the measure.

Campbell appeared on News & Views with Chris Fitzsimon over the weekend. To hear an excerpt of that radio interview, click below.

To listen to the full interview,  visit the Radio Interview section of the NC Policy Watch website.

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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.