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AP: NC Will Vote Down Popular Gay Marriage

From the always spinning Associated Press:

NC votes on constitutional ban on gay marriage

May 8, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The national debate over gay marriage turns its attention South on Tuesday, as North Carolina could be on the verge of becoming the next state to pass a constitutional amendment defining marriage as solely between a man and a woman.

What a bunch of redneck hicks. And never mind that there have been 31 state referendums on this issue. And in every 31 one of them people have voted to define marriage as one man and one woman. Even in the enlightened enclaves of California.

But this article, like almost every mainstream article, will go on to try to convince us that same-sex marriage is wildly popular.

In the final days before the vote, members of President Barack Obama’s cabinet expressed support for gay marriage and former President Bill Clinton recorded phone messages urging voters to oppose the amendment.

Naturally, Bill Clinton would back this. He is for any kind of sex. (Though Bill may have thought they were talking about a "some sex" marriage.)

Supporters of the amendment responded with marches, television ads and speeches, including one by Jay Bakker, son of late televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker

You see? It’s only whackjobs like the Bakkers who are opposed to same-sex marriage.

Experts expect the measure to pass, despite the state’s long history of moderate politics.

You see? Believing that marriage is between a man and a woman is now an "extreme" position.

North Carolina law already bans gay marriage, but an amendment would effectively slam the door shut on same-sex marriages…

The fate of the amendment hinges on who shows up to vote…

That is news.

Obama’s North Carolina campaign spokesman issued a statement in March saying the president opposed the amendment. Obama, who supports most gay rights, has stopped short of backing gay marriage. Without clarification, he’s said for the past year and a half that his personal views on the matter are "evolving."

It all depends on the latest polls.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan broke ranks with the White House on Monday, stating his unequivocal support for same-sex marriage one day after Vice President Joe Biden said he is "absolutely comfortable" with same-sex married couples getting the same rights at heterosexual married couples

Yes, they are ‘breaking ranks.’ They aren’t being told to go out and say these things to placate that part of the Democrat base.

While polls suggest a majority of likely voters supporting the amendment, an Elon University poll of adult residents in March found two-thirds of the state as a whole supports either gay marriage or civil unions

Somehow the news media always finds a way to explain how gay marriage is wildly popular in polls but always loses when it comes down to a vote. In a way, it’s a lot like their claims about how Obama is so popular in the polls, while his policies are hated.

Nobody wants the pollsters to think they are bigots.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “AP: NC Will Vote Down Popular Gay Marriage”

  1. Chrispbass says:

    The fact that O’s opinion on gay marriage is ‘evolving’ is disgusting. Though there have been many lies by the administration this one could not be any more obvious. It’s a crystal clear picture of the state of Obama.

    I just don’t see how this stands. The country’s leader is lying outright. PURE BS. HE may have some loophole in his mind that rationalizes this as ‘truth’ but that too is a lie.

    And if he is obviously BSing on this…then obviously he is BSing on other.

    This is probably evident to all, guess I’m just ranting.
    so… /end rant

  2. JohnMG says:

    Too close to election time to go on record, especially since he can’t afford to lose the votes of any of his constituencies.

    Ques: Mr. President, what are your views on same-sex marriage?

    Ans: “Present!”

  3. untrainable says:

    He’s just leading from behind again.

  4. radioone says:

    How come as a Democrat your positions can “evolve”, but with a Republican it’s called a “flip-flop”???

  5. Anonymoose says:

    “While polls suggest a majority of likely voters supporting the amendment, an Elon University poll of adult residents in March found two-thirds of the state as a whole supports either gay marriage or civil unions…”

    Yep, and according to them it’s a fast growing trend:


    Support has gone up 5 points since last November! Those 534 people speak for everyone!

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