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05/02/2012

Video: Vote For Marriage NC chair in '09: Marriage will give gays 'preference in things like housing'

by Jeremy Hooper

In the current campaign to mar the state's constitution with civil discrimination, we've heard the Vote For Marriage NC crowd make any number of outlandish claims about us, our goals, and our deserved placement within this spectrum of normlacy into which we all happened to have been birthed. However, I don't think I've heard any of them suggest that a future, theoretical North Carolina that provides equal rights to gay will lead to some sort of a quota system. Yet that is exactly what Vote For Marriage NC chair Tami Fitzgerald said in a 2009 fear video, coupled alongside the "scary" idea that kids might be taught that gays are—oh my goodness, wait for it—normal and acceptable:

I can't decide what's worse: If they really do believe these things about us and our goals, or if they are simply pretending to believe them for political gain. I go back and forth on that.

What I do know is that the North Carolina crowd has destroyed so much of the pragmatic and measured messaging that other marriage campaigns have so desperately tried to cultivate. Win or lose on Tuesday, that will help us so much more than they even know.

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