On September 12 the North Carolina legislature will hear amendments for the general election ballot of 2012. One of these amendments is House Bill 777/Senate Bill 106, otherwise known as the “anti-LGBT amendment.” This ridiculous amendment would ban same-sex marriage, prohibit civil unions and nullify domestic partnership benefits.
The Family Research Council has released a series of radio ads in North Carolina, calling for the state legislature to place a constitutional amendment banning marriage equality for gays and lesbians on the ballot this November. North Carolina already prohibits same-sex marriage by statute, but the FRC says it’s not enough, warning, “Our laws defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman could be overturned.”
Organizers of the marriage amendment have called marriage equality an evil plot concocted by Satan and said an amendment is needed to “put a big letter of shame on the behavior.” According to findings from Public Policy Polling published today, while 61% of state voters oppose legalizing same-sex marriage, just 30% support the constitutional amendment.
How you can Help:
Equality North Carolina needs your help to make sure this amendment doesn’t get onto the ballot. All you have to do is sign up for a shift to make phone calls. You can even do it right from your own house — all you need is a phone and a computer. You can sign up for a slot from noon to 9pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of every week up until the vote by clicking here: bitly.com/ENC_VirtualPB
Once you sign up you’ll receive a short training and then you can makes calls to urge voters to contact their legislators and ask them to oppose this hateful anti-LGBT amendment. You’ll even be able to patch your callers through straight to their legislator!
Please sign up to make calls now!
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force supports EQNC and urges you to help defeat this legislation.
By Melanie Nathan