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North Carolina Proposes Gay Marriage Ban

July 28th, 2011 Scott Rosenfeld
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The North Carolina General Assembly will soon decide whether or not to proceed with voting on a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage throughout the state. At this point, North Carolina law only recognizes marriages between two people of the opposite sex, but this ban would prevent the possibility of new legislation, like that recently passed in New York, that would allow homosexual couples to marry in the future.

In response, LGBT advocacy group Faith in America has announced its intention to spotlight the emotional and psychological damage caused by anti-gay legislation throughout the state. The plan would bring public awareness campaigns to the communities of each legislator who votes in favor of moving forward with the ban initiative, showing the damage that such legislation causes to young people and families.

“We hope a majority of legislators will decide in favor of human dignity and equality rather than using their vote to bring harm to others for potential political gain or favor,” said Brent Childers, executive director of Faith in America. “If they come down on the side of causing harm to LGBT youth and families, they will not do so with impunity.”

The vote on whether or not to move forward with the measure could happen as early as tomorrow.

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