UPDATE: Anti Same-Sex Marriage Resolution Appears Dead

A resolution against same-sex marriage appears dead in Pitt County.

Eight protesters showed up at the county commissioners meeting after one commissioner proposed the resolution last month.

During a public comment period, two people spoke out against the resolution, while two others spoke in favor.

Afterward commissioner David Hammond would not talk about his proposal, but several other commissioners told WITN they probably would not bring up the matter again.


Protesters are planning to take the controversial issue of same-sex marriage to the streets of Greenville Monday morning.

The Pitt County Board of Commissioners is considering a resolution to formally oppose same-sex marriage. In response, gay rights advocates are planning to protest Monday morning's Pitt County Commissioner's meeting. However, the protest will start on the streets of Greenville. Six or seven people stated a small protest at the corner of Red Banks Rd. and Greenville Blvd. early Monday morning. Organizers expected the crowd to be larger at the 9 a.m. commissioner's meeting.

Pitt County Commissioner David Harmond is proposing the resolution.
"I just wanted to be one of the people to go on record to say, that I'm asking not only our board, but the other 99 counties to oppose it
whole-heartedly. I think marriage should be between a man and a woman," said Hammond to WITN in a recent interview.

Joseph Dawson, a Pitt County resident opposed to the resolution says there are more important issues the elected leaders should focus on.
"There are so many other issues our state is dealing with. With our economy and financially, we should put our focuses on things that matter right now. A resolution for or against same sex marriage isn't going to help anyone if they can't hold or keep a job," Dawson said.


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  • by Gayguy Location: ENC on Oct 4, 2009 at 04:36 PM
    For the record.I am gay and many people like myself DO NOT BELEIVE GOD CREATED US the way we are.Humans are products of procreation just like the rest of sinful humanity.I choose to believe the Bible.Although I have a good life I really think there is something better elsewhere.I do not promote homosexual marriage,but do a Civil union.I am confident our founding religious or non religious forefathers didn't have to many thoughts on same sex marriage.Constitution equality would have been unheard of.We have come a long way,not sure every path is the right one.BUT,What I do in bed is no more the publics business any more than what heteros do behind close doors.And LIFE created man.Man did not created LIFE.Real simple guys.GOD IS LIFE.Does anyone else get that ?How can you not believe there is a GOD?I am sure if GOD can take care of all the heteros downfalls,he can keep ones like myself.Have a good day all.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 2, 2009 at 01:36 PM
    To Anonymous on the God comment. You may not believe in God but he believes in you. You will stand before Him one day, all by yourself, and know without a doubt man did NOT create Him. You will also give an account for your comment. Your comment is just an excuse to continue living in your sin. Believe it or not (care or not) God loves you, just not your sin.
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  • by Anonymous on Sep 30, 2009 at 05:55 PM
    God did not create God. Men did.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 27, 2009 at 03:57 PM
    God did not create homosexuals. Men did.
  • by M Location: NC on Sep 24, 2009 at 09:26 AM
    Always was dead. But you can still pretend?!
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Sep 8, 2009 at 11:44 AM
    Yea Derek, that trait runs low on these blogs. I watch all the news even your dreaded/feared Fox news to get the facts, you go to moveon.org for their soup.
  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Aug 14, 2009 at 05:47 AM
    Excellent. A1 although we may never agree, at least you proved to me that you are able to listen to the opposite argument. That trait apparently runs low on these blogs.
  • by A1 on Aug 13, 2009 at 02:53 PM
    I own the movie. I always like to hear what others think.
  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Aug 13, 2009 at 01:07 PM
    Just watched Religulous. worth a look. Maher raises some very interesting points. Some I agree with, others that I don't. Overall, I think if you are going to believe in something, you shouldn't congregate with others because we all believe in something different. Once we do, then some people just go along with what's being said. they don't think for themselves and then just spew what others tell them too. Anyways, I would recommend watching it. If you don't like it after watching it, you only wasted 90 minutes and a dollar to rent it.
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