I've tried taking a list of all incumbents, and all new GOP members in the House and Senate. And by process of elimination crossed them off one by one as I found they have supported a marriage discrimination constitutional amendment. I cross referenced lists of old & new GOP members against Equality NC's list of cosponsored of the marriage discrimination amendment, against the NC Family Policy Council questionnaire asking candidates where they stand, and then search as many candidates website as I could find who might take a stance on this issue on their website.
There are 12 names left. My hope is they haven't taken a stand, and thus they will be willing to abstain when it comes time rather than vote for it. But I can't be sure those 12 names shouldn't be whittled down more. Tell me if you know where any of these 12 stand.
District (location) - Candidate - Victory Margin%
House - Not on the record in favor of amendment:
District 46 (Hoke, Scotland, Robeson) - Gaston (G. L.) Pridgen - 4.5%
District 49 (Franklin, Halifax, Nash)- Glen Bradley - 3.5%
District 51 (Harnett, Lee) - Michael (Mike) Stone - 7.3%
Senate - Not on the record in favor of amendment:
District 8 (Brunswick, Columbus, Pender) - Bill Rabon - 26.96%
District 10 (Duplin, Lenoir, Sampson) - Brent Jackson – 4.78%
District 11 (Nash, Wilson) - E.S. (Buck) Newton - 6.06%
District 19 (Bladen, Cumberland) - Wesley Meredith – 2.36%
District 24 (Alamance, Caswell) - Rick Gunn – 11.08% (minus the libert. = 6.1%)
District 43 (Gaston) - Kathy Harrington 39.1%
District 17 (Wake) - Richard Stevens
District 30 (Stokes, Surry, Yadkin) - Donald East(found info, he's on the record in support)
District 36 (Cabarrus, Rowan) - Fletcher L. Hartsell, Jr.
This list might get shorter than 12. But it can't get longer. Anyone who is GOP & not on this list has said somewhere that they support a marriage discrimination amendment. I just need to know if I missed some of the "somewheres" out there. Do I need to narrow this list of 12 even more?