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North Carolina Voters Pass Same-Sex Marriage Ban

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posted on May, 9 2012 @ 09:15 AM
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I'm from Canada, where the inclusion of same sex marriage is a Federally mandated law.

There's so much hatred going on in this world right now and in the United States you're passing laws against LOVE?
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posted on May, 9 2012 @ 09:18 AM
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What in the world happened to the word FREEDOM..



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 09:29 AM
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I'm from North Carolina originally, and I'm not too terribly surprised. The mountain areas are extremely conservative Christian, and the eastern part of the state is covered in farmers and old-school type folks. These people are mostly white. But when you add to that the heavy concentration of black people in the cities (namely Charlotte), who also tend to be heavily conservative Christian in the South, it's a miracle they got 40% against.



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 09:36 AM
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Originally posted by Jobeycool

Originally posted by MegaMind
Well I voted yesterday AGAINST the amendment. Even though I knew it would pass. Churches everywhere around here had "vote for" signs out.
If Christians had their way we would be living in a theocracy like the middle east.

This is a perfect example of why we need a Republic and the Rule of Law and NOT a Democracy and the rule of the mob. That amendment had no place being on a ballot.

Government has no place in marriage.

I also voted for RON PAUL yesterday. Man did it feel good to see his name on the ballot and fill it in.

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The christians all ready have their way and you are not lving in a theocracy.Called Freedom to vote.


Yes yesterday the Christians had their way. I guess if Christians are the majority and everything gets decided on by popular vote then the Christian mob will rule like a theocracy won't it ...

Maybe next they can vote to amend the constitution of NC to make it illegal for a man and a woman to live together and have .... OMG .... SEX ... without being married.

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posted on May, 9 2012 @ 09:39 AM
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good, good on them don't let those people have anything other than thier basic rights and a hair dressing job and for gays everywhere i say if you are getting married please read from the satanic bible of the devil this is what should be reading at your marriage ceramony.



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 09:40 AM
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not a bad idea less unwanted children running around and it will help with population control



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 09:43 AM
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stupid canada we need to illeagleize it and we need the death penalty like in some countrys not the states kind of waiting on death row



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 09:45 AM
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Originally posted by Radiobuzz

North Carolina Voters Pass Same-Sex Marriage Ban


www.nytimes.com

As expected, North Carolinians voted in large numbers on Tuesday for an amendment that would ban same-sex marriages, partnerships and civil unions, becoming the 30th state in the country and the last in the South to include a prohibition on gay marriage in the state constitution.
(visit the link for the full news article)


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I can't help but wonder how this will effect "common-law marrages" and the childern of these families.

If it does, there could be problems with the custody of these childern and their rights to inheritence from their parents.



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 09:45 AM
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Originally posted by The Arbiter of Lies
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not a bad idea less unwanted children running around and it will help with population control


We don't have children.

And what's so great about marriage?

50% of married couples can't even stay together. And what of their children living in broken homes?

BTW, We (my gf and I) have been together for 19 years ...

You can take your values and shove it ....

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posted on May, 9 2012 @ 09:46 AM
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ohh hell no we have enogh of them as it is we dont want more immigrants even less gay immigrants so stop with your ideas they arent helping anyone who is a true canadian



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 09:51 AM
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but if you think of it this way aside from children not with good parents or whose parents are divorced they will be worse off cause mabey the mother dident want the kid and the dad is a dead beat who ran off,thatis sad and people splitting up isent so bad my parents split when i was 8 and i dont mind. its up to these people to make it work.



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 09:51 AM
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Originally posted by mamabeth
...marriage is a union between a man and a woman.


And since that is YOUR belief and that's what YOUR marriage is about, we should use the law to make everyone's marriage the same as yours... Is that freedom, to you, mamabeth?



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 09:51 AM
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Originally posted by AnIntellectualRedneck
I'm from North Carolina originally, and I'm not too terribly surprised. The mountain areas are extremely conservative Christian, and the eastern part of the state is covered in farmers and old-school type folks. These people are mostly white. But when you add to that the heavy concentration of black people in the cities (namely Charlotte), who also tend to be heavily conservative Christian in the South, it's a miracle they got 40% against.


I just recently moved to Saluda NC which is about a 1/2 hour drive south of Asheville..... Wish the rest of the state was more like greater Asheville, for the Amendment would not have passed. Asheville is the future of NC (I hope) for the area in general is rather progressive.

Also strange with such a religious mood in the state, NC is known for being the best Micro Brew state east of the Mississippi.... MMMMMMMMMM yum.



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 09:58 AM
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Originally posted by neonmeatdream

Originally posted by AnIntellectualRedneck
I'm from North Carolina originally, and I'm not too terribly surprised. The mountain areas are extremely conservative Christian, and the eastern part of the state is covered in farmers and old-school type folks. These people are mostly white. But when you add to that the heavy concentration of black people in the cities (namely Charlotte), who also tend to be heavily conservative Christian in the South, it's a miracle they got 40% against.


I just recently moved to Saluda NC which is about a 1/2 hour drive south of Asheville..... Wish the rest of the state was more like greater Asheville, for the Amendment would not have passed. Asheville is the future of NC (I hope) for the area in general is rather progressive.

Also strange with such a religious mood in the state, NC is known for being the best Micro Brew state east of the Mississippi.... MMMMMMMMMM yum.


Asheville, a beautiful place btw, is very different from the rest of NC. I would expect that this amendment wouldn't have fared well in Asheville.

NC is very conservative Christian ... it's one of several things I don't like about this state. The Countryside is beautiful and I simply love the mountains and outer banks.

I have hope that one day Christianity will become much less popular. That the majority of people will think with their minds and feel with their hearts. I think Christians are the most hypocritical people I have ever met and I don't mind saying it ...
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posted on May, 9 2012 @ 09:58 AM
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As an American Citizen, I can think of nothing much worse than being classified as "second class" in the opportunity to excersize the rights and privileges granted by the founding documents of this country.

With-in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution there is the expression and assumption of all people being created equal. They also imply the idea of this being a country of laws and everyone is to be treated equally so long as they are in complience with these laws.

It would seem to me, anyone who would wish to stand before a governmental magistrate or a clergeman of their faith and exchange vows which define their intent toward a relationship between themselves, should also be treated as eguals under the laws. There are laws concerning the marrage of multiple persons in most places even though it is clearly stated in religious texts of a man taking more than one wife. The same believers in these scriptures say this was alright for those men at that time but can not be tollerated now. I state this to make a point, not to emply the removal of any such current laws.

I would like for those who would deny the opportunity for any citizen to excerzise the rights and privileges which comes from being an equal member of this society to draw up and present a list of those whom they would deem as "second class citizens", along with legal-constitutionally based reasons, for us all to examine.

We could then make a better determination of their qualifications as citizens and be better prepared to deal with them, as such, in the future.



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 10:00 AM
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Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't this voting session majorly billed or advertised as a republican primary. I mean the majority of voters were out to choose a presidential nominee and thus I feel like the majority of voters were republican leaning / affiliated. Now the results come as no surprise then when you consider Dems usually side with progression where as republicans are typically bible thumpers. I guess my main concern is why wasnt this vote held in November at a time when all voters would be out and give you a much clearer cross section of how more of the NC voters feel. These small elections only cater to energized groups when most people sit at home until the big elections. Just my little rant on the issue



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 10:09 AM
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posted on May, 9 2012 @ 10:21 AM
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changed my mind...

I also voted for Ron Paul.
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posted on May, 9 2012 @ 10:26 AM
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Democracy in action.

"It might not be a perfect system, but it's the best we got", as the Aztecs used to say when they watched the priests literally ripping hearts out of prisoners of war.



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 10:27 AM
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Is that the same president Bush that was rumoured to be gay?
( remember him kissing Gukkert Gannon the gay militray prostitution ring running day pass reporter who according to the secret service logs had the run of the whitehouse for nights and days at a time?)

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darn edit Momma Beth
I knew I should have done a quote..lol

oh well to all the god fearin republicans out there who hate gays and voted for Bush
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