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A state constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman will appear on North Carolina’s primary ballot in May 2012 after the state Senate OK’ed the amendment a short time ago. If voters approve the amendment by a simple majority, it will be incorporated into the constitution.
North Carolina is the lone state in the Southeast without a marriage amendment. Minnesota is the only other state that, for sure, will have an amendment on the ballot next year. An amendment also is pending in Indiana and could appear on that state’s ballot.
An interesting political drama unfolded during the debate in the Tar Heel State, above and beyond the usual over-the-top rhetoric comparing a same-sex marriage ban to the holocaust. Moderate-leaning Democrats in the N.C. House reportedly requested that the ballot question appear in the May primary rather than the November General Election out of fear that greater turnout among conservatives would hurt Democratic candidates.
I’m sure President Obama’s re-election effort factored in. Having such an important social issue down ballot from the presidential race, in a battleground state like North Carolina, obviously is not a coveted scenario for Democrats.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online