Yesterday North Carolina passed Amendment One, a constitutional amendment initiative that not only puts the existing ban on same-sex marriage in the state constitution, but will also ban civil unions and domestic partnerships. The DNC is planning it’s convention for Charlotte, North Caroline, so activists are demanding the DNC move the convention.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday May 9, 2012 8:15 am|
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday May 8, 2012 4:51 pm|
Tonight features important contests in Indiana, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. In Indiana already tonight, Richard Mourdock has made history by beating incumbent Republican Senator Dick Lugar. You can find my thoughts on the Indiana election here.
In North Carolina, Democrats are selecting their gubernatorial nominee and all voters are deciding the fate of Amendment One, which would put a prohibition against gay marriage into the state constitution even though it is already prevented by statute — and also any form of civil union. You can read my primary primer here.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday May 8, 2012 3:00 pm|
Final thoughts on Indiana – Richard Mourdock defeating a sitting incumbent Senator is a huge deal. Senators very rarely lose their party’s nomination. This should send shockwaves through the GOP. Lugar was, after all, one of the only six real Republican incumbents running this cycle and Orrin Hatch, another Republican incumbent up this year, has spent months also trying to fend off his own primary challenge.
This will send the message to all sitting Republicans that incumbency does not equal safety. If you don’t stick to conservatives’ principles you can be challenged and defeated. I wouldn’t be surprised if elected Republicans were even more unified and conservative moving forward.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday May 8, 2012 1:05 pm|
Today has turned into a remarkably eventful May 8th primary. Significant contested elections are currently taking place in Indiana, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. Key contests to watch are Sen. Dick Lugar’s primary in Indiana, North Carolina’s anti-gay Amendment One, and the Wisconsin Democratic primary to determine who will oppose Scott Walker in his recall election.
|By: Pam Spaulding Tuesday May 8, 2012 10:15 am|
Don’t know who’s standing up to defeat Amendment One in North Carolina. Here’s a handy list from Progress NC of North Carolina leaders and citizens who have spoken out against the initiative.
|By: Pam Spaulding Monday May 7, 2012 7:15 pm|
Like a cockroach scurrying for cover when the light goes on, House Majority Leader Skip Stam (R), seeing the moral bankruptcy that he has wrought with Amendment One on the ballot, tries to tell the Fayetteville Observer that he actually wanted a kinder, gentler (presumably only anti-gay) ballot initiative, but that he was pressured by a national hate group to use the language people will see at the polls.
|By: Alvin McEwen Monday May 7, 2012 7:45 am|
Amongst members of the lgbtq community and our supporters, there have been whispering suspicions that one of the reasons why the National Organization for Marriage fights to keep its donor lists secret is because perhaps the Catholic Church leadership itself may be involved with NOM’s efforts to hinder marriage equality at a level which would raise some serious questions regarding ethics and the legality of a religious organization interjecting itself into political battles.
|By: Alvin McEwen Tuesday April 10, 2012 9:25 am|
Vote for MarriageNC has come out with another ad in an attempt to push that awful anti-marriage equality amendment, Amendment One, in North Carolina The ad makes these sound reasonable, especially the African-American pastor Patrick Wooden. But his real views are just homophobic and misrepresentations, as shown in previous videos and quotes.
|By: Pam Spaulding Wednesday April 4, 2012 1:00 pm|
NC businessman Bob Page knows the impact on business that Amendment One could have on growth and ability to attract and retain the best and brightest employees. Bob took time out of his busy schedule to speak with the Blend because the fight to beat back this amendment is at a critical stage and he wanted to let people know why North Carolina is politically critical to the future of LGBT movement. Read exclusive interview.