The tea party nutjobs who have taken over the GOP always claim to be about freedom and the Constitution, but they always seem to be quite selective about which parts of the Constitution matter and which people actually get to enjoy the freedoms.
Submitted by teddyrooseveltp... on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 5:09pm
The Register of Deeds will "accepting and hold same-sex marriage applications and push the question of equal marriage rights to the state's legal advisor, Attorney General Roy Cooper". (Announcement at Official Buncombe County Register of Deeds site)
“I will let each couple know that it is my hope to grant them a license, but I need to seek the North Carolina Attorney General’s approval," Reisinger said. "I have concerns about whether we are violating people's civil rights based on this summer's Supreme Court decision.
Submitted by teddyrooseveltp... on Fri, 09/13/2013 - 1:47pm
In case you missed it, here's a September 9th story about the NC National Guard announcing that they will recognize same sex marriages:
The North Carolina National Guard announced Monday that it will begin recognizing same-sex marriages, a policy shift that could have substantial financial help for families not previously eligible for the same federal military benefits awarded to heterosexual couples.
Spokesman Lt. Col. Maury A. Williams said the Guard will abide by U.S. Department of Defense orders extending benefits to the same-sex spouses of uniformed service members. Williams said couples who wed in states where same-sex marriage is legal can begin applying for benefits immediately.
In addition to ordering Baptist chaplains to adhere to the church’s “marriage is for one man and one woman” line doctrinally and pastorally, the guidelines say, “NAMB-endorsed chaplains will not conduct or attend a wedding ceremony for any same-sex couple, bless such a union or perform counseling in support of such a union, assist or support paid contractors or volunteers leading same-sex relational events, nor offer any kind of relationship training or retreat, on or off of a military installation, that would give the appearance of accepting the homosexual lifestyle or sexual wrongdoing. This biblical prohibition remains in effect irrespective of any civil law authorizing same-sex marriage or benefits to the contrary.”
Submitted by teddyrooseveltp... on Thu, 06/27/2013 - 6:43am
Recently, one morning on my way to work, I heard something on the radio that really drove home to me what's wrong with North Carolina.
I subscribe to satellite radio and enjoy hopping around the offerings there, just to hear some new music or get a different point of view. For a few weeks, I've been listening to KIIS-FM in Los Angeles, the top rated pop station in that city. In between the ads for weight loss formulas and age defying creams, this old fart could catch up on the music the "kids" are into nowadays.
Submitted by Andrew Ray Gorman on Sun, 04/07/2013 - 9:34pm
Although the deadline has passed for bills to be drafted in the NC Assembly, a great deal of damage to our state has already been dealt. And if these regressive politicians are kept in power, we are only going to suffer more.
One of the biggest losses in 2012 was Amendment One, which declared that marriage was to be between only a man and a woman - unnecessary as NC already lacked gay marriage legislation. And now marriage equality will be much harder to attain.
Submitted by Martha Brock on Mon, 05/14/2012 - 3:47pm
Gallup says yes. CBS says maybe not.
"As is often true in polling, it depends on how you ask the question."
"A Gallup poll last week showed that 51 percent of Americans support gay marriage, but a CBS News/New York Times poll out today shows that only 38 percent support it."
from article on Washington Post site:
When given that third choice, polls show that it draws significantly from both the pro-gay marriage and anti-gay marriage camps, but in the end, overall support for gay marriage drops well below a majority.
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