Don't let Bill James repeal domestic partner benefits in Mecklenburg County
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Mecklenburg County Commissioners

Don't let Bill James repeal domestic partner benefits in Mecklenburg County

    1. Will Gillespie
    2. Petition by

      Will Gillespie

      Charlotte, NC

North Carolina's recent constitutional amendment was aimed at preventing same-sex marriage. But less than 24 hours after its adoption, Mecklenburg County Commissioner Bill James is attempting to void domestic partner benefits that employees of Mecklenburg County, who are unmarried and in same-sex relationships, can currently provide to their partners. Don't let Bill James and other members of the Mecklenburg County Commission take away people's benefits. Adults and children depend on these benefits for their health care coverage. If Mecklenburg County provided these benefits to unwed couples before Amendment One passed, it should continue to provide them now that those couples' unions can never be legally recognized.

For more information, read this news story: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/05/09/nc-county-commissioner-calls-to-revoke-illegal-same-sex-benefits/

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      Will Gillespie
      Petition Organizer

      We need to show this state and country that anti-gay bulling is behind Amendment One. Less than 24 hours after its passage, Bill James is trying to make same-sex and unmarried couples' lives even harder. He's trying to get rid of their health insurance coverage. Tell everyone to sign this petition so I can deliver it to him before any votes occur!

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    • Herbert Sparks CHARLOTTE, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      Equal rights for all. We are Americans!

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    • Natalie Korda CHARLOTTE, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      People have the right to marry or be with whomever they would like. It is also important for non-married and widowed people to be able to receive benefits. This amendment is disgraceful.

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    • Amy Willoughby TEGA CAY, SC
      • over 2 years ago

      Marriage is a legal and financial contract that has been romanticized by the people. "All people are created equal" under our Constiution, we need to respect that reagrdless of religious beliefs.

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    • william bowen BESSEMER CITY, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      I normally vote Republican, however this Amendment is wrong, and it serves no useful purpose. It will only further increase the hate between parties, and between believers and non believers.

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    • Andrew Fenstermaker CHARLOTTE, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      Amendment One is federally unconstitutional according to Amendment 14 of the US Constitution.

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