Obama Opposes State's Gay Marriage Ban Amendment

President Barack Obama has come out against a constitutional amendment in North Carolina that would ban gay marriage.

The state already has laws against two men or two women marrying, but is the only state in the Southeast without that written into its constitution.

If passed by voters on May 8th, it would prohibit civil unions, domestic partnerships, and public employee domestic benefits currently for all couples, gay or straight. "The President has made clear the importance of protecting all families," said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. "Amendment One undermines basic human dignity and places families of all types at risk in North Carolina. Voting "No" on Amendment One is critical for maintaining a fair North Carolina."

Supporters say the amendment is needed to protect traditional marriage from possible court rulings that could allow same-sex couple to marry.

Obama's state campaign spokesman said Friday that the president believes the proposal is divisive and would discriminate against gay and lesbian couples.

Spokesman Cameron French says the president doesn't take a position on every ballot issue, but that he feels the amendment question in North Carolina is an important topic.

A recent Elon University/New & Observer/ABC 11 Poll shows 54% of people in the state oppose the gay marriage amendment ban.


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  • by DP Location: NC on Mar 17, 2012 at 04:28 PM
    Hey "POP QUIZ", You are exactly right. There are no TRUE Christian Groups or Denominations. Christianity is between the individual and God. That website you refer too is bogus for reference.
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      by Pop Quiz on Mar 17, 2012 at 08:22 PM in reply to DP
      Thanks. I'll investigate the site further. Perhaps I could have found a more mutually agreeable source to affirm what is common knowledge: that some folks have always made ad hoc claims to be the TRUE Christians at the expense of all other Christians. Also, DP, it would really help if you post your replies underneath the ones you're referring to (in this case by clicking on the "reply" in Theresa's post on Mar 16, 2012 at 10:15 PM farther down), otherwise it becomes difficult to follow the flow of any one conversation with posts scattered about.
  • by DP Location: NC on Mar 17, 2012 at 08:39 AM
    Who cares what Obama thinks!!! Tell him not to come live here in order for him to be able to marry a man and to get out of our state's business. He's already ruined the country, don't let him carry NC any further under like he did when he comes to the state and says gas prices will come down and then they rise more than $.25 a gallon. Elect Walter B. Jones, Jr. for president, at least his values are in place.
  • by Ryan Barlow Location: Winterville on Mar 16, 2012 at 10:37 PM
    There is only one Barlow in this county
  • by T Maxx Location: G-vegas on Mar 16, 2012 at 09:43 PM
    Who really cares what obama believes. He wants the gay vote. Any way the federal government need to keepitsnose out of states businessany way.Riddle methis obama how about you stop your socialist agenda.
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      by saywha? on Mar 17, 2012 at 05:27 PM in reply to T Maxx
      For all that is holy, please make at least an attempt at using proper grammer.
  • by Southern Belle on Mar 16, 2012 at 09:07 PM
    Too Bad for Obama! All he cares about is his votes. Barlow, you have no idea what you are talking about. Christians had fed more people across the globe than any other group. You can't use the "judging' excuse against other when you just appointed yourself Judge of Christians.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Mar 16, 2012 at 06:46 PM
    Does Barlow make anyone on here want to puke other than me ? VOTE YES on this amendment. Thank you.
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Mar 16, 2012 at 05:30 PM
    Y'all need a good "probing", THEN maybe you'll see the error of your ways. The same people out here judging others, calling themselves christians, would make poor children go hungary because they believe their parents are "lazy". Disgusting. And you wonder why people don't believe you or take you seriously.
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      by NotBarlow on Mar 16, 2012 at 07:01 PM in reply to Barlow
      YOU need to get a grip on reality. You get on here and rant and rave of how wonderful YOUR point of view is and have NO tolerance for any other opinion. You drag every politically incorrect comment into every situation you comment on and still think YOUR views are fair and just. You try to degrade everyone's religion,race, and gender in one opinion after another. YOUR views are not perfect,nor is anybody else. BTW your college degree shows on here very well.....hungary is a country!!!
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        by saywha? on Mar 16, 2012 at 08:33 PM in reply to NotBarlow
        If you are going to chide folks about their slip ups you should probably proofread before posting, Mr. "Needs a space after his commas."
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      by Come On Barlow on Mar 16, 2012 at 07:41 PM in reply to Barlow
      Come on Barlow, I ask you for at least the third time, defend the democrats defacing the flag. You always have an answer, what you call a factual defense for the liberal left loonies, defend this one. I am waiting.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 16, 2012 at 04:17 PM
    It is none of Odumba's business how we run North Carolina. This is all about his agenda to have an all powerful federal government
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      by saywha? on Mar 16, 2012 at 08:34 PM in reply to
      Black helicopter alert!!!!! Break out the tin foil, pronto!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 16, 2012 at 04:04 PM
    So Obama is a registered voter in NC now? If not who cares what he thinks.
  • by Gerald Location: Kinston on Mar 16, 2012 at 03:55 PM
    As an African American male, I am dissapointed in Barrack Obama's support of the homosexual agenda and I don't consider gay marriage as a civil rights issue.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 16, 2012 at 05:00 PM in reply to Gerald
      Basically what you're saying is color isn't an issue to have good morals and I agree.
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