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


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.