1 Million Against Amendment 1
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1 Million Against Amendment 1

    1. Jenn Halweil
    2. Petition by

      Jenn Halweil

      Raleigh, NC

There are numerous reasons why it is important to repeal Amendment 1 (which states that 'Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State' of NC):

1) Because civil unions between one man and one woman will benefit NC

2) Because the legal implications of this amendment can negatively impact health benefits, domestic violence cases, and the overall economic well being of NC

3) Because it stands in contradiction to the 14th amendment of the constitution "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

4) Because equality cannot be given - it must be earned. Numerous laws have been overthrown, and the sense of community that was created in overturning those unfair laws was profound (enough to start countries and expand nations). Our only hope is that repealing Amendment 1 will be the first stepping stone on the path to a new era in the US, much in the same way that the Jim Crow laws being overturned paved the way for Martin Luther King and Barack Obama

5) Because if twitter can start a revolution in Egypt, there is no reason we cannot spark a revolution HERE and NOW.

Please feel free to add your personal reasons to this list.  

 

 

UPDATE:: In response to numerous questions on this issue, please note that you do not need to be from NC to sign this petition. When signing the petition, Change.org requires you state a location so that they can track how many signatures are from NC, but as Obama has demonstrated this afternoon, this is a national issue!

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 150,000 signatures
    2. Share on Facebook Homepage & Twitter hashtag #1MAgainst1

      Jenn Halweil
      Petition Organizer

      I have received a few messages about people having trouble with the Facebook share widget. The best way to share this link is by posting it to your Facebook homepage and tagging your friends in that post. Also tweet this, share it with NC celebs, leaders, & politicians and remember to use the hashtag #1MAgainst1 This movement is just beginning, and it is amazing to see that we are 14.5% of the way to our goal in just 2 days, but we need to keep this momentum going!

    3. We NEED your help!

      Jenn Halweil
      Petition Organizer

      1 Million Against Amendment 1 needs your help! We're holding strong at 130K but not growing as quickly as we were yesterday. Please tweet 'Twitter sparked revolution in Egypt. We can do it here! http://www.change.org/petitions/1-million-against-amendment-1 Help us spread the word #1MAgainst1 #equality' to the celebs on this list: http://www.buzzfeed.com/whitneyjefferson/the-best-reactions-to-north-carolinas-gay-marriag

    4. Reached 100,000 signatures
    5. You do not need to be from NC to sign, but must state location.

      Jenn Halweil
      Petition Organizer

      Please share this with as many people as possible both in NC and the greater US. When signing the petition you will need to give a location so we can track how many signatures are from NC, but as Obama has demonstrated this afternoon, this is a national issue!

    6. Reached 75,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • David Mongeni ADVANCE, NC
      • almost 2 years ago

      I am against this sort of thing.

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    • Edward Barrier MOUNT PLEASANT, NC
      • about 2 years ago

      I have many gay friends. Some have been together for decades and deserve to have their relationship respected and honored. Individual rights were not written into the law for the majority. It is precisely the minorities who need the state to assure them that they too will be respected.

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    • Eileen SALAMONE POTTSTOWN, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      No group of US citizens should be made to feel 'Less than". We are all equal.

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    • Arlene Anderson DANA, NC
      • about 2 years ago

      Love knows no boundaries!!! Intelligence, age, sex.... love is love, and who are we to dictate what we think is right for someone else?

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    • Mary Carter PORTER,TX, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      I feel the absents of love for anyone is worse than loving someone of the same sex!!! Everyone should be aloud to marry whomever they choose, and have the same laws of marrage, divorse, taxes, and any other right!!!

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