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56 Responses to North Carolina Passes Same-Sex Marriage Ban

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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 9, 2012 at 7:12 am
    Link: North Carolina Passes Same-Sex Marriage Ban - `We are not anti-gay, we are pro-marriage.` --Tami Fitzgerald, the head of Vote for Marriage for North Carolina.
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2012 at 7:21 am
    *keeps his opinions on this matter to himself so as not to cause a poo-storm.*
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
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    May 9, 2012 at 7:26 am
    The same bill also changes the North Carolina state motto to "We Is Ignerint And Proude" (sic).
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    Edgarska19 Male 18-29
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    May 9, 2012 at 7:29 am
    So, they`re not anti-gay, but they just don`t want them to have the same rights.

    Flawless logic.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    May 9, 2012 at 7:29 am
    Well national majority doesn`t necessarily translate into regional majorities.
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    bigfatdynamo Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2012 at 7:30 am
    Christian, Caucasian and Redneck jokes/attacks in 3...2...1...
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    May 9, 2012 at 7:30 am
    Lets focus all our time and money fighting against something that doesn`t hinder our quality of life what so ever...

    Seriously people, how do gay marriages hurt you exactly?

    "Oh no! My neighbor is in a civil union! This will have a huge impact on my property, job, family..."
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    May 9, 2012 at 7:30 am
    What is it with these drattards that think God wrote the laws and their God`s laws should apply to everyone. I swear, we need to seriously consider sterilizing folks that want to force their religion down everyone else`s throats.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    May 9, 2012 at 7:33 am
    61% of North Carolina sucks.
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
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    May 9, 2012 at 7:35 am
    They do indeed, Patchouly.

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    PinkRhoid Male 18-29
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    May 9, 2012 at 7:36 am
    If they wanted to protect marriage as a Abrahamic based religious institution only then they shouldn`t have allowed the government to use it for matters of state. If we`re to believe their only interest is in protecting marriage as a religious institution then they should be seeking to ban Buddhists, Taoists, Atheists, Agnostics, and any other non Abrahamic religious person from marrying, not just gays.
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    jkfld Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2012 at 7:37 am
    "We are not anti-black, we are pro-white." David Duke, former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    May 9, 2012 at 7:39 am
    I swear, we need to seriously consider sterilizing folks that want to force their religion down everyone else`s throats.

    While I don`t like this amendment either, two wrongs don`t make a right.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 9, 2012 at 7:39 am

    "marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state"
    Which means if you straight people are living together you can`t put your `domestic partner` on your health insurance and other pesky problems.

    At a 50% divorce rate, straight people have already tarnished the `sanctity of marriage` so I don`t see how gays marrying could make it worse.
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    PinkRhoid Male 18-29
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    May 9, 2012 at 7:40 am
    Of course that would require throwing out the fact that marriage has existed outside of Christianity and even before Abrahamic religion existed at all. I suppose that would be a small feat considering many already deny 65 million years or so of Earth history.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 9, 2012 at 7:40 am

    "Pro-Marriage" but you ban marriage makes no sense.

    Ban Divorce!
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    May 9, 2012 at 7:41 am
    why to go North Carolina! but your only half way there keep working getting all Marriage Banned.
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    PinkRhoid Male 18-29
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    May 9, 2012 at 7:42 am
    "We are not anti-black, we are pro-white." David Duke, former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.

    I find it less likely that the similarity is coincidence than if it was a subtle shout-out to their brethren.
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    NightHack Male 18-29
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    May 9, 2012 at 7:50 am
    The whole thing is so counter intuitive. It`s such a non-issue, the fact that people are still even voting on it is absurd. Not only does it ignore the concept of separation of church and state, it actively undoes social progress. If states want to stick to this idea of traditional marriage, I suppose it should only take place between a son and a daughter of wealthy families in order to combine the ownership of their land. Outlaw marriage between gay people, poor people, middle class people and anybody who isn`t the son or daughter of an earl or a duke.
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    hauswyfe Female 30-39
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    May 9, 2012 at 7:57 am
    Just so you know, not all residents of NC are morons. I went out to vote specifically so I could vote against the amendment...
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 9, 2012 at 7:59 am

    I just hope that one day I`ll have the same right as straight men to subject my spouse to a humiliating sex scandal.
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2012 at 8:01 am
    "...My neighbor is in a civil union!..." ~~HalfPintRoo
    Exactly. Civil Union != Marriage.
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    PinkRhoid Male 18-29
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    May 9, 2012 at 8:03 am
    Just so you know, not all residents of NC are morons. I went out to vote specifically so I could vote against the amendment...

    You`re one of the 4/10.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 9, 2012 at 8:04 am

    "Civil Union != Marriage"
    Hmmm... Where have I heard that kind of logic before?
    Oh yes, I remember, "The back of the bus goes to the same place as teh front"
    And no, Civil Unions are not the same. There are many rights not covered by them and they are not recognized Federally as marriage is.
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    leesah Female 18-29
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    May 9, 2012 at 8:13 am
    NC is exercising its right as a state to pass its own marriage laws, if you don`t agree with it I would advise not moving to NC instead of getting offended.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2012 at 8:16 am
    The people have spoken. Respect it, and move on.

    That`s what makes this country great. If you don`t like it, don`t move to/visit North Carolina!

    Also, the Democrats who proposed this bill (SAY IT AIN`T SO!) attached some pooty provisions to it. This is likely what the people voted against.

    It was announced and pushed as an anti-gay marriage bill. This being a Bible Belt state, Democrats knew it would pass if the specifics of the amendment were kept dimly lit. (I say Democrats because it was the mastermind of a Democratic Governor and largely Democratic Legislature). Gay marriage only made up a percentage of the amendment. It also affected the rights of unwed heterosexual partners. If a man gets sick, his girlfriend of 10 years has absolutely no say in his health care, none. Even if he has no family. If he dies and has children, she has no rights in keeping and caring for them. Even if she is the only living caregiver. They will become wards of the state. 90%
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    May 9, 2012 at 8:16 am
    Maybe NC would like to follow Iran`s lead and promote gender-change operations so that gay men can work around the law and legally marry men. I know, it`s totally stupid, but if it`s good enough for Iran, you`d think these Bible-thumping doofi would jump at it.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2012 at 8:17 am
    90% of the yes voters I will bet a dollar to a pint of horse piss didn`t know of this.
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
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    May 9, 2012 at 8:20 am
    I`ll `respect` the idiotic viewpoints of the inbred masses of NC when they evolve sufficiently to respect the basic human rights of all people, gay and straight.

    Until then, I insult them without mercy, because they`ve earned such treatment.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2012 at 8:22 am
    Dude. IT WAS A POORLY CONSTRUCTED BILL THAT WAS PUSHED TO VOTE BY DEMOCRATS, HIDING PROVISIONS THAT WERE HORRIBLE!

    People voted for it, not knowing the details! Same thing as Obamacare.

    You gotta vote for it, to know what`s in it!
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    artmunki Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2012 at 8:30 am
    Soooo ... if this legislation is pro-marriage rather than anti-gay, I take it they also banned divorce then? Allowing same-sex marriage only affects those same-sex couples who want to get married, but allowing relatively easy divorce directly degrades the so-called `sanctity of marriage`. Anyone campaigning against same-sex marriage who claims their stance is purely pro-marriage would do well to switch their protest to banning divorce ... but of course we all know the sanctity of marriage has nothing to do with their bigotry.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2012 at 8:33 am
    This bill is horrible, and hopefully will be overturned.

    I really hate liberals when they do poo like this.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 9, 2012 at 8:40 am

    AuburnJunky, "POORLY CONSTRUCTED BILL THAT WAS PUSHED TO VOTE BY DEMOCRATS"

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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2012 at 8:47 am
    The bill was proposed, and sponsored by NC democrats, most notably the governor, and the house majority leader.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2012 at 8:47 am
    So, take it back.
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2012 at 8:58 am

    The government shouldn`t have anything to do with marriage. It`s a personal, religious social matter that the government should have no say in.
    BTW, this is Ron Paul`s position on this too.

    We don`t even need government civil partnerships, private contracts would do just fine.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2012 at 9:19 am
    This is all I have to say on the matter.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2012 at 9:22 am
    This is all I have to say on the matter.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2012 at 9:32 am
    How many times must you post that AJ?

    Lukily, due to the botters on this site I always check my links before clicking them, thus I have avoided being referred to as a homosexual.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2012 at 9:33 am
    LOL Because it`s funny. Community is a great show.

    It isn`t calling you gay lol.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 9, 2012 at 9:37 am

    I`m gonna say it again, for all those Bible Thumpers who never actually read the book...

    "What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?"
    1 Cor. 5:12

    That means your church rules only apply to YOU and your church membership and stop the holier-than-thou cramming your standards on other people bullsh*t.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 9, 2012 at 9:38 am

    and AJ is right... that is funny :-D
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    EgalM Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2012 at 9:47 am
    The issue I see, is two sides arguing using a word with different meanings. To religious types, it means a union between a man and women under God. To everyone else it means a union. It`s all about context, it can`t be resolved in that state.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 9, 2012 at 10:04 am
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 9, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Claiming that someone else`s marriage is against your religion is like being
    angry at someone for eating a donut because you`re on a diet.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    May 9, 2012 at 10:56 am
    For me, a straight married man, I don`t have any stock in this fight. What pisses me off is not that gay folks aren`t allowed to be married (well Ok, that does piss me off), it`s that I have to share part of the planet with asshats that think it`s Ok to take away another person`s rights. Why does anyone think that they should have a right to something and then, in the same breath, say that someone else can`t have that same right?
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    May 9, 2012 at 11:02 am
    I`d hate to be Gay in America.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2012 at 11:16 am
    Wait a sec. Is marriage a right?
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
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    May 9, 2012 at 11:22 am
    Not anti-gay, but pro-marriage.

    That makes so much sense.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 9, 2012 at 11:25 am

    auburnjunky, "Wait a sec. Is marriage a right?"
    It falls under the "right to pursue happiness" bit. Means whatever it is, you have a right to do it unless you are
    a: harming someone or
    b: violating someone else`s right doing it or
    3: specific law against it. {like pot where there is no victim and yet you still can`t do it}

    So, yes you do have the right to marry anyone you want. Unless that ass hole over there`s religion says that I can`t.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2012 at 11:35 am
    Ahhhh. Thanks Gerry!
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    PinkRhoid Male 18-29
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    May 9, 2012 at 2:54 pm
    NC is exercising its right as a state to pass its own marriage laws, if you don`t agree with it I would advise not moving to NC instead of getting offended.

    This logic is so faulty it`s sad. You wouldn`t say that if NC voted women couldn`t vote or that black men couldn`t use the same fountains and it passed by majority. Majority voting means jacksh*t when it involves impeding someone elses civil rights.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    May 9, 2012 at 5:09 pm
    LOLZ! @TruTenrMan:
    *keeps his opinions on this matter to himself so as not to cause a poo-storm.*
    (it`s the very first comment)

    I think poo storms will happen at IAB no matter what.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    May 9, 2012 at 5:12 pm
    For all the haters: @AJ has pointed out that the bill was a "Trojan Horse" it carried with it many BAD new rules, hidden behind the "Gay Marriage" part.
    OK?
    People opposed a BILL, not the concept of one part of that bill.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 9, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    5Cats & AJ - correct. Gay marriage was already banned. This amendment reinforced that ban, but also put a stop to any "seperate but equal" domestic partnerships as well. So gay people basically cannot have any kind of relationship.

    Jesus! Save me from your followers!
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    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
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    May 10, 2012 at 3:21 pm
    Pink, luckily, even Obama did not say that gay "marriage" was a civil right. So yeah, states can feel free to "ban" gay "marriage". Of course, the accurate way of putting it is that states can affirm the definition of a word that has had the same meaning for thousands of years up until the lunatics started tearing down every tradition and institution that has made this country great.

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