The Hicks-In-Suits Hatefest continues in the General Assembly. The House of Representatives passed the anti-gay-marriage amendment yesterday, sending it to the Senate, where passage is not certain. If the amendment passes the Senate, N.C. voters will decide in the May 2012 primary election whether to add the amendment to the state constitution. The Senate is expected to debate the amendment today.
If you follow Boomer with Attitude, you know we are strongly opposed to this shameful, blatantly and deliberately discriminatory amendment. If you have time today and tomorrow, please consider contacting Mecklenburg’s Democratic state senators. The amendment can’t be passed without some Democrats going along with the GOP, so a reminder of their constituents’ feelings on the issue could make a difference. This state has made a lot of progress in the past two or three decades in terms of education and playing cultural catch-up with the modern world. Let’s not let N.C. slide back into the Jesse Helms-ish, ignorant-and-proud-of-it mire of our past history. Here are our county’s Democratic state senators, and their contact information:
Malcolm Graham (919) 733-5650 Malcolm.Graham@ncleg.net
Charlie Dannelly (919) 733-5955 Charlie.Dannelly@ncleg.net
Daniel G. Clodfelter (919) 715-8331 Daniel.Clodfelter@ncleg.net
Here is a video of excerpts of Democratic representatives, arguing against passage of the amendment yesterday in the General Assembly. Rep. Pricey Harrison of Greensboro was particularly poignant (starts at around 1:15), while Rep. Verla Insko of Orange County (at 3:54) schools the amendment’s supporters about living the Christian faith those supporter say they’re following.