U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 10-07-2011, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
26,529 posts, read 25,017,558 times
Reputation: 7739

Advertisements

Quote:
North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue today came out against a proposed constitutional amendment to further prohibit gay marriage in the state, saying that focusing on jobs was a more important concern.
N.C. governor opposes constitutional ban on same-sex marriage

Nice to see the leader of a Southern state speak out on this issue. North Carolina law already restricts marriage to opposite sex couples. These constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage are unnecessary, and they have little to do with marriage, as far as I've seen. They're used as a referendum on homosexuality.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-07-2011, 09:37 PM
 
Location: NC
4,112 posts, read 3,821,469 times
Reputation: 1331
for once Bev makes a smart decision... she's the same governor that suggested putting elections on hold
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-07-2011, 09:43 PM
 
Location: St. Joseph Area
6,237 posts, read 8,463,108 times
Reputation: 3101
Quote:
Originally Posted by AnUnidentifiedMale View Post
N.C. governor opposes constitutional ban on same-sex marriage

Nice to see the leader of a Southern state speak out on this issue. North Carolina law already restricts marriage to opposite sex couples. These constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage are unnecessary, and they have little to do with marriage, as far as I've seen. They're used as a referendum on homosexuality.
If it's one thing I liked about living in North Carolina, it's that it had many of the good southern qualities, (warm weather, nice people, manners) mixed with a massive progressive streak. A lot of it doesn't match the southern stereotype, especially in the Triangle and the Piedmont.

If I ever returned South again, NC is the place.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-09-2011, 04:49 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
22,974 posts, read 58,591,459 times
Reputation: 14925
There is already a law prohibiting same sex marriage so there is no need to add a constitutional amendment except to please Evangelical donors of republican party.

The amendment would void same-sex partner benefits offered by employers and would interfere with domestic violence protections for unmarried couples living together.

__________________
[B][COLOR=DarkOrchid]Im the moderator for
[/COLOR][/B][URL="http://www.city-data.com/forum/north-carolina/"]North Carolina main forum[/URL]
[URL="http://www.city-data.com/forum/greensboro-winston-salem-high-point/"]Triad [/URL]
[URL="http://www.city-data.com/forum/coastal-north-carolina/"]Coastal [/URL]
[URL="http://www.city-data.com/forum/western-north-carolina/"]Western [/URL]
[URL="http://www.city-data.com/forum/charlotte/"]Charlotte [/URL]
[URL="http://www.city-data.com/forum/york-lancaster-counties/"]York & Lancaster[/URL]

[URL="http://www.city-data.com/forumtos.html"]Terms of Service. No advertising, no copyrighted material, no personal attacks[/URL]
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-09-2011, 06:52 AM
 
17,028 posts, read 9,550,864 times
Reputation: 5701
The N.C. Governor deflects too?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-09-2011, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Sale Creek, TN
3,969 posts, read 3,633,692 times
Reputation: 4252
So you would support someone who stated that Congressional elections should be suspended for 2 years? She is backing off that statement, to be fair. She is a politician after all. Wait and see if she backs off this one as well.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-09-2011, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Partisanship Is An Intellectual/Emotional Handicap
1,851 posts, read 1,878,600 times
Reputation: 1079
Quote:
Originally Posted by SunnyKayak View Post
There is already a law prohibiting same sex marriage so there is no need to add a constitutional amendment except to please Evangelical donors of republican party.

The amendment would void same-sex partner benefits offered by employers and would interfere with domestic violence protections for unmarried couples living together.



Correct.

And all this brought to you by people of religion. You know, the religions who claim to be all about love, peace and understanding

Nothing like a good wave of hate, bigotry and venom to spread the "Love" of religions.

Is it not interesting that Extreme Right Wingers/GOPers are always speaking out and proposing laws and policies that are indentical to the vicious totalitarian laws of Islamic nations? There's a great irony here.

Realistically, Bev Perdue did nothing more than deflect, sidestep and re-direct.

She didn't take a stand againt this proposed constitutional amendment.

She's a weasel.

Bev has been busy the last many months screwing Carolinians, in favor of Insurance Companies/Financial Corporations/Big Pharmaceutical. She laid down a major screwing of the people with North Carolina HB542.

Bev Perdue is not to be praised or given props for anything. The best you can say about her here, regarding this issue, is that she doesn't want to dedicate time to it, right now; because she sees higher priorities.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top