LGBT Groups Focus on NC
Special Report - February 28, 2012
This weekend, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius touted North Carolina as a “hugely important” battleground state for homosexual activists. Speaking at the pro-homosexual Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) North Carolina gala on February 26, Secretary Sebelius told attendees that progressives’ efforts to defeat the North Carolina Marriage Protection Amendment is “a great template for what needs to be done to organize people and turn out people for [the general election] in November.”
According to the Charlotte Observer, Secretary Sebelius warned that pro-homosexual policies enacted by President Obama, such as the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and the passage of antidiscrimination and bullying laws predicated on sexual orientation and gender identity, could be affected by the outcome of the presidential election. She then encouraged pro-homosexual activists to focus on organizing their efforts to defeat the Marriage Protection Amendment in the May 8, 2012 primary, and then put that organization into action to support candidates in the general election, who support the pro-homosexual agenda.
Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx also stated his opposition to the Marriage Protection Amendment at the event. Additionally, event sponsors Wells Fargo, Time Warner Cable, and Bank of America assured attendees of how welcoming they are to homosexual employees. A Wells Fargo official in attendance announced that the company had lit Charlotte’s Duke Energy tower in rainbow colors to show support for the homosexual community.
Secretary Sebelius’ and Mayor Foxx’s comments come as debate surrounding the North Carolina Marriage Protection Amendment intensifies. Religious leaders across the state are working to educate and mobilize their church members about the innate importance of marriage to individuals, families, and society. They and other statewide organizations like NC4Marriage and Vote For Marriage NC are working to counter misinformation about the Amendment and its affects and to mobilize North Carolina voters to vote in favor of the Marriage Protection Amendment on May 8, 2012. If approved, the North Carolina State Constitution would be amended to read: “Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State. This section does not prohibit a private party from entering into contracts with another private party; nor does this section prohibit courts from adjudicating the rights of private parties pursuant to such contracts.”
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