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02/07/2012

Vote For Marriage NC: Our anti-equality amendment can beat up California's!

by Jeremy Hooper

Personally, if I worked to push the very thing that courts are dismantling with reasoned findings that rely on and, in fact, demand more than just personal, largely faith-based whim, I'd probably be having a few second thoughts on a day like today. But not the head of North Carolina's discriminatory push:

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is the most liberal appeals court in the nation, and thankfully their rulings have no Bio-Picture-Tamibearing on the federal courts of North Carolina,” said Tami Fitzgerald, Chairwoman of Vote FOR Marriage NC, the pro-marriage coalition backing the Marriage Protection Amendment on the May ballot. “What the ruling does make clear, however, is the importance of enacting The Marriage Protection Amendment because that’s the only way to shield our state’s definition of marriage from being redefined by activist state judges. The proposed amendment protects North Carolina from being in the same position as California by not granting any legal recognition of same-sex relationships, which could be overturned by an equal protection argument. Every day that goes by is another day when a judge can decide to substitute his values for those of North Carolinians. We need the marriage protection amendment to prevent that.”
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“We are confident that the federal courts in North Carolina will uphold a state amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and woman,” said Fitzgerald. “We are not California, fortunately. However, our definition of marriage is vulnerable until we put it into our state constitution. That’s what the Marriage Protection Amendment will do. We hope this ruling serves as a powerful reminder to voters that we must make sure activist judges cannot redefine marriage in our state.


-Tami Fitzgerald, Vote For Marriage NC Chair

The NC one is super awesome because it bans ALL forms of legal recognition? Well one must have somewhere to hang one's hat, I guess.

Me? I'll stick with love.

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