ONTD Political

NORTH CAROLINA VOTERS APPROVE MARRIAGE INEQUALITY AMENDMENT

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.
Page 3 of 4
<<[1] [2] [3] [4] >>
san 9th-May-2012 03:23 am (UTC)
I'm reading this article on the matter:
http://www.mercurynews.com/samesexmarriage/ci_20578526/north-carolina-approves-amendment-banning-gay-marriage
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...

Photobucket

Nostalgia Critic...

Photobucket

George Takei

Photobucket

And finally... Neil Patrick Harris...

Photobucket

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)
BECAUSE AMERICA
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)
A+
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.

fuck.

fuck.

fuck.
Page 3 of 4
<<[1] [2] [3] [4] >>
This page was loaded Oct 16th 2018, 5:34 pm GMT.