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It’s obviously incredibly early in the process — the misleading hate ads probably won’t begin for months — but some days you have to wonder if maybe the marriage discrimination people bit off more than they can chew with their proposed anti-gay marriage/anti-civil union constitutional amendment.

I sensed this last week when I spent an hour on the radio discussing the subject with local arch-conservative radio host Bill LuMaye and couldn’t even attract one hateful call. This is obviously an incredibly limited sample of the public, but I’m just not feeling the venom one might have expected. Read More

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Wasn’t it just two weeks ago that Rep. Stam, Folwell and the other marriage discrimination proponents were explaining to us: a)  how terrible it was that North Carolina is the only southern state without an anti-LGBT marriage amendment and b) that the states that have them also have the rosiest economies?   

This is from this morning’s NYT:

“The once-booming South, which entered the recession with the lowest unemployment rate in the nation, is now struggling with some of the highest rates, recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show.”

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If you’re looking for something to get you both fired up and encouraged this afternoon, check out this new “report” from the fun people at the North Carolina Family Policy Council.

In it, you’ll learn why the marriage discrimination amendment is simply a modest effort to respond to the diabolical plot launched by “homosexual rights activists” who want to destroy marriage by, uh, allowing people to get married.

Seriously, once you stop laughing and crying at the utter vacuousness of this document, you’re sure to feel better — if for no other reason than this: If this nonsense is the best that the pro-discrimination forces can come up with, there’s got to be some real hope for the 2012 vote.