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fter months of contentious campaigning on both sides of the issue, AP is reporting that North Carolina voters have approved Amendment One. The constitutional revision bans not only same-sex marriage, but civil unions and domestic partnerships as well. Voter turnout is expected to break 2008′s primary record of 2.1 million. Opponents got reports earlier in the day that young voters in some areas were receiving incorrect ballots preventing them from voting on the amendment. Conservatives are celebrating a victory, but the vote count so far seems to mirror polling that consistently found that voters were largely unaware of the full impact of the measure. The majority of people in North Carolina clearly do not support this kind of anti-gay discrimination, but misinformation won the day.

source: http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2012/05/08/480530/north-carolina-voters-approve-marriage-inequality-amendment/

Congratulations, you bigotted assholes.
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redcliches 9th-May-2012 02:48 am (UTC)
Civil rights should not be put to a majority vote. It should be that simple. I think a lot of people in my state who voted for it are going to regret being misinformed about this ridiculous amendment.

I don't think I'll be showing my North Carolina tattoo for a while.
thevelvetsun 9th-May-2012 02:52 am (UTC)
This is horrible. As I said on fb: The North Carolinia ban on same-sex marriage just passed. Its supporters are serving wedding cake at their victory party! That sickens me. I hope it's a peanut butter cake and they all have severe peanut allergies.

Change.org petition to move the Dem Convention out of NC: http://www.change.org/petitions/democratic-national-convention-committee-move-the-national-convention-out-of-north-carolina
ohloverx 9th-May-2012 03:04 am (UTC)
evilgmbethy 9th-May-2012 03:04 am (UTC)
I'm unfortunately not surprised since I've lived in southern states for most of my life, and it's definitely not a very queer-friendly region. But it still sucks.
bowtomecha 9th-May-2012 03:19 am (UTC)
I think we should start calling both Carolinas, South Carolina. Why make any distinction at all?
batty_gal 9th-May-2012 03:20 am (UTC)
Fuck this state for real. :/
spiffynamehere 9th-May-2012 03:22 am (UTC)
What is this fucking shit?
san 9th-May-2012 03:23 am (UTC)
I'm reading this article on the matter:
and the utter horseshit that the voters for the amendment are spewing out made me so mad that I am now tired, and instead I am sitting here in a mess of sadness.
ecrivais 9th-May-2012 03:24 am (UTC)
ecrivais 9th-May-2012 03:24 am (UTC)
i feel like tyra for real
ceasetoknow 9th-May-2012 03:41 am (UTC)
I hate people.
astridmyrna 9th-May-2012 03:43 am (UTC)
Omfg. >:( This is why gay marriage needs to be legalized federally. Fucking bigots.
thevelvetsun 9th-May-2012 04:04 am (UTC)
My one greatest hope for the bigots is that one day they will TRULY see the error of their ways. Not just simply change their minds. But truly, deeply, from the deepest part in their heart, feel mind-numbing GUILT. I hope that guilt eats them alive for YEARS. Only then will they feel even a sliver of the pain that lgbt people feel.
poetic_pixie_13 9th-May-2012 04:10 am (UTC)
I keep thinking, I know that one day marriage equality will exist in America. Hell, I live in a country where I can marry whomever I choose. I know that one day discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression will be illegal. I know, I know, I know. But all I can think of are how many queer and trans folks we're loosing before that. How many kids see these amendments being passed and instead of being stupid little shits who think that the future is theirs, as is their right, think that there won't be anything for them. How many couples worry about what happens if their partner gets sick, about how they'll keep custody of their kids if something happens. How many elderly queer and trans folks who fought so hard so I can be so open today are living closeted and afraid in nursing homes. We will win. But until then all I can think of is how many members of our families we end up losing.

We are beautiful and special and there is nothing wrong with us. I know this with every fibre of my soul. I can say it until my face is blue. And there will still be so many people who can't believe it. Because tonight bigots are eating wedding cake to celebrate legislation that says we are not human.

I'm so fucking done with straight people right now.
romp 9th-May-2012 07:35 am (UTC)
Exactly this. People who think they're just expressing their beliefs fail to realize they're getting people killed.
ravenalegria13 9th-May-2012 04:32 am (UTC)
No words, so here's Loki...


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Edited at 2012-05-09 04:33 am (UTC)
blunder_buss 9th-May-2012 04:41 am (UTC)
Wait wait wait, 'misinformation won the day'? What, you mean that people didn't RESEARCH what the full impact of this bill was? How in the fuck could you possibly vote for something and not know what it is??
thecityofdis 9th-May-2012 05:03 am (UTC)
moonshaz HULK SMASH9th-May-2012 05:00 am (UTC)
rissa_rose 9th-May-2012 05:18 am (UTC)
Can anyone link me to some articles that have more information on Amendment One? I regretfully don't know much about it at the moment.

Still completely disgusted, though. It's so hard to have faith in humanity when something like this happens.
moonshaz 9th-May-2012 05:43 am (UTC)
This is just a tiny sampling of what you can find by googling "north carolina amendment 1" (and the amount of hits is proliferating like mad as the reaction continues to come in to the results of the vote):

For background on the content of the amendment, wording of the ballot, etc.:
North Carolina Same-Sex Marriage, Amendment 1"

An opinion piece from this morning:

North Carolina Amendment 1: Jim Crow 2.0

A few reactions:

The bigots win: North Carolina passes Amendment One

North Carolina marriage amendment could impact gay and straight couples

Amendment 1: Choosing Sides in North Carolina
kitschaster 9th-May-2012 06:40 am (UTC)

Fuck this shit, fuck the people who created this shit in NC, and fuck the people that voted it in. I now have friends who are emotionally hurt and angered by this, and who are most likely crying right now who live in NC because of this, and that pisses me off so hard. And as a straight person who doesn't live in NC, I would like to go have a visit, find every stupid ass straight person who smugly voted this shit in, and do this,

...to them. Repeatedly. I can't.

johnjie 9th-May-2012 06:56 am (UTC)
crossfire 9th-May-2012 03:56 pm (UTC)
kishmet 9th-May-2012 07:55 am (UTC)
I just can't right now

The thing about the supporters of this fuckery eating wedding cake in celebration just crushed my faith in humanity. It's so needlessly spiteful ffs
riath 9th-May-2012 09:49 am (UTC)
sobota 9th-May-2012 10:28 am (UTC)
fuck. fuck. fuck. and fuck. fuck some more. fucking fuck fuck fuck. fuck. and fuck some more.



tabaqui 9th-May-2012 11:42 am (UTC)
I'm so fucking sick of people sucking. Can whatever 'rapture' happen that will take all these fuckheads *off my planet* now, please?
kyra_neko_rei 9th-May-2012 04:25 pm (UTC)
Srsly. All homophobic bigots: go rapture yourselves.
sparkindarkness 9th-May-2012 11:42 am (UTC)
I loathe this - but I wish I could be surprised. But I don't really expect straight people to acknowledge our humanity any more
anamatics 9th-May-2012 03:00 pm (UTC)
As an NC resident, I'm not shocked that this passed, but the worst part is that I don't know a single person who voted 'yes' on it. Given the level of public outcry and the churches and NAACP that were against the amendment passing, I'm shocked that it passed by the majority that it did.

And then I remember that I live in Mecklenburg County and everyone's liberal as fuck here. :(
ohloverx 9th-May-2012 03:16 pm (UTC)
I don't know anyone who voted yes on it, either. And I live in a county where it passes overwhelmingly. Granted, most of the people I know are from my home county of Wake, but even the people I know in my current county didn't vote for it. There wasn't a single person on my Facebook feed who voted for it, and if they did they kept it to themselves. So I really did have a lot of hope that it wouldn't pass because we've been waiting for this day for so long and so many of us NC-ers really did think we had enough against votes to kill it. We won't make that mistake again.

I worry for my gay friends. I worry for my friends who are like me in that they were abused by a man they weren't married to. I worry for someone like my grandmother, a widow who gets my grandfather's pension and S.S. and may now have the fortune he amassed for her taken away. I worry about my friends' children whose parents aren't married that the children will lose their benefits. I'm just still so distraught about this and probably will be for a long time. And I'm just so sorry that we didn't do enough to shoot this down. I'm just so incredibly sorry.
bestdaywelived 9th-May-2012 03:30 pm (UTC)
This is fucked up. I'm very sad and angry.

I've been talking to some friends about organizing a boycott of that state. You can't treat people like people? Fine, you can't have our tourism dollars, either.
roseofjuly 10th-May-2012 07:38 am (UTC)
A boycott of the state is actually likely to hurt the most vulnerable people in the state the worst, the ones who either didn't have anything to do with this or didn't have very much institutional power to oppose or support it. Ironically, LGBT people fall in that group, since we are far more likely to be poor.

Not that North Carolina is known for its tourism anyway, but still.
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