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Old 06-10-2012, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Carrboro and Concord, NC
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Remember Jesse Helms, who of course was an ardent defender of segregation? When have they not supported discrimination?

I wonder how this amendment would stand up against the equal protection clause in the US Constitution? I'm sure there are lawyers already looking into this, and good for them. I've spent my entire life living in NC, and our tendency towards one step forward, two steps back is a little boneheaded. I really love it here - it's the most beautiful state in the country, and the amenities here can't be beat, but our leaders (from both major parties, I will state) have turned bent logic into an alternative lifestyle of it's own. Why don't we ban that?
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:15 PM
 
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Remember Jesse Helms, who of course was an ardent defender of segregation? When have they not supported discrimination?

I wonder how this amendment would stand up against the equal protection clause in the US Constitution? I'm sure there are lawyers already looking into this, and good for them. I've spent my entire life living in NC, and our tendency towards one step forward, two steps back is a little boneheaded. I really love it here - it's the most beautiful state in the country, and the amenities here can't be beat, but our leaders (from both major parties, I will state) have turned bent logic into an alternative lifestyle of it's own. Why don't we ban that?
I would love to see it overturned, then again I would have rather seen more people give a damn and turn out to vote.
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:31 PM
 
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From the official NC GOP platform:

Government should treat all citizens impartially, without regard to wealth, race, ethnicity, disability, religion, sex, political affiliation or national origin. We oppose all forms of invidious discrimination. Sexual orientation is not an appropriate category.


I'm assuming none of those morons bothered to look up the definition of "invidious" before coming up with this gem.
What else is new? The GOP is the modern day NAZI party.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:19 AM
 
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What else is new? The GOP is the modern day NAZI party.
Wow, a history buff.

Who wants to disarm citizens?
Ever hear of NDAA?
Not enough room on the net for the list.
Then again, there are probably enough brown shirts to go around for both parties.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Garner, NC
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What else is new? The GOP is the modern day NAZI party.
I think both sides of the argument here can pretty much consider anything this guy has to say as irrelevant and absurd.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:19 AM
 
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I would love to see it overturned, then again I would have rather seen more people give a damn and turn out to vote.
If you look at the numbers, the 61% that approved this abomination represent only 20% of the registered voters in NC. And if you conisder that many are just too apathetic to even register, it could mean that as few as 10 - 15% of those eligible to vote, imposed their bigotry into the state constitution.

The irony is that there may be more gay people in NC than those that voted to suppress their rights.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:49 AM
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Location: The CLT area
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I would venture to guess both of you would favor overturning the smoking ban in restaurants and bars?
Yes (and no, I don't smoke)
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:01 PM
 
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I would venture to guess both of you would favor overturning the smoking ban in restaurants and bars?
non sequitur Smoking is a choice, but being black, gay, male or female, left handed, etc. are not.
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Garner, NC
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If you look at the numbers, the 61% that approved this abomination represent only 20% of the registered voters in NC. And if you conisder that many are just too apathetic to even register, it could mean that as few as 10 - 15% of those eligible to vote, imposed their bigotry into the state constitution.

The irony is that there may be more gay people in NC than those that voted to suppress their rights.
...and maybe the vast majority of those who didn't vote were predominantly FOR Amendment One.

That irony is that maybe every gay person in NC voted and there ain't no more left.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:10 PM
 
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I think both sides of the argument here can pretty much consider anything this guy has to say as irrelevant and absurd.
Noted and agreed.
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If you look at the numbers, the 61% that approved this abomination represent only 20% of the registered voters in NC. And if you conisder that many are just too apathetic to even register, it could mean that as few as 10 - 15% of those eligible to vote, imposed their bigotry into the state constitution.
The irony is that there may be more gay people in NC than those that voted to suppress their rights.
Most appalling to me is the total turnout did not even equal the total of registered republicans in this state.
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Yes (and no, I don't smoke)
Neither do I and I still would.
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non sequitur Smoking is a choice, but being black, gay, male or female, left handed, etc. are not.
On the contrary, both issues are about government interfering in people's lives.
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