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Hundreds March Against Anti-Gay Amendment One in Raleigh, NC: VIDEO

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Nc4Hundreds of people took to the streets of Raleigh, North Carolina yesterday to rally against Amendment One, which would constitutionally ban same-sex marriage in the state, and will appear on the ballot on May 8.

The News Observer reports:

Nc_raleighParticipants said they hoped their message about the harm that would come with the amendment’s passage would make voters think about how unmarried couples and their children should be treated. The crowd included toddlers, teenagers, workers in their 50s, gay people, straight people and a few Libertarians.

Speakers at a rally behind the Legislative Building said it was important for opponents to talk to their neighbors and family members about defeating the amendment.

“It changes their minds as soon as you realize your daughter or your best friend or your roommate in college is gay,” said Cory Livengood of Raleigh. “It’s a lot harder to pull that lever.”

Watch NBC17's report, AFTER THE JUMP...

A larger update on the fight against Amendment One, HERE.

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  1. Sending my best to NC, I hope they can beat this amendment back.

    Posted by: WayneMPLS | Mar 16, 2012 8:40:17 AM


  2. I love NC, and have called it home for the past 17 years after we moved when I was in 3rd grade. I went to a university in-state and moved back to Charlotte after graduation, and then started a career here. This doesn't really make me angry, it just hurts. It hurts to feel cast of society like this. After spending virtually my entire life here, if I can't feel like I belong in North Carolina, where DO I belong?

    Posted by: Wdeanis | Mar 16, 2012 1:17:30 PM


  3. Come to California. People are more accepting and not so prejudiced. Too bad that North Carolinians do not accept that that all people are equal

    Posted by: Sue | May 6, 2012 1:36:04 AM


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