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(Talking Points Memo)   North Carolina to gays: Equal rights - not yours   (2012.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 1189
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2012-05-08 11:16:38 PM  
I'm a straight man and I can't marry a man either. I fail to see how we have unequal rights.
 
2012-05-08 11:16:39 PM  
Constitutional amendments based on doctrine from one religion. But since it's the Bible Belt and it's "their" religion, it's ok, apparently. All the pro-amendment people quoted the Bible as justification, yet there's no word on banning divorce and marriage is supposed to be for life according to the Bible.

I'm a Conservative Republican and I voted No in an attempt to keep this crap out of our state constitution. You can't have freedom of religion of your laws are based on a specific religion's views.

It was poorly worded, too. It's going to come back to bite more than just "them queers" and the Schadenfreude will be sweet some of the supporters end up on the wrong end of the amendment. It doesn't actually have any affect on gay marriage, since that was already illegal. But it does make the distinction that 1 man 1 woman marriage is the "only domestic partnership." Unmarried couples with kids may have just had some of their rights go down the toilet.
 
2012-05-08 11:16:43 PM  
No one has ever given a flying fark what you retards think.

i242.photobucket.com

And no one ever will.
 
2012-05-08 11:16:53 PM  

jaylectricity: This is why my girlfriend and I will never get married. It obviously doesn't mean anything, and there are people that want to get married can't. So what's the point?


Future Mr. Mouse and I made a conscious decision to patronize DC and Maryland based businesses for when we start the wedding planning. So what that we have to drive a whole extra couple of minutes here and there to get our goods.
 
2012-05-08 11:16:54 PM  

Wasilla Hillbilly: As much as I enjoy States' Rights, this is the sort of thing I'm hoping eventually becomes overturned by a Federal law.


States' rights pretty much never works out for the better. Too many small, homogenous states that want to enact crazy, Sharia-style laws. Even though a majority of the population supports equal rights, the number of small states will pass legislation to quash it in their fiefdoms.

Of course it would be even easier if we got rid of the Senate and had more proportional representation. Bumfark, Arkansas and Frozensac, North Dakota population 4 shouldn't have equal say as all of the people of New York.
 
2012-05-08 11:17:04 PM  

farkityfarker: I noticed that Romney could only take about 2/3 of the vote even though his two main challengers have dropped out.


Oh, and that applies to all 3 states that had primaries today, not just NC.

Seems like he should be doing better now that he's virtually unopposed.
 
2012-05-08 11:17:04 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: Backwards ass hicks.


xebeche_tzu: America to N.C.: you are all irrelevant inbred retards.


Guilt by association, the Fark way.

/Voted AGAINST.
 
2012-05-08 11:17:06 PM  
Wow, this thread exploded.
 
2012-05-08 11:17:11 PM  

TheManofPA: Remember, the slogan is "not anti-gay but pro-marriage"

I think it is more (NSFW language): Link


I bet those people have "lots of gay friends" too.


/or if they actually did, they probably don't anymore
 
2012-05-08 11:17:25 PM  

Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus: Can I still knock up my mistress while my wife dies of cancer?


Will you run for Congress at the same time? This is important.
 
2012-05-08 11:17:26 PM  
Do you guys really think Sherman would support gay marriage?
 
2012-05-08 11:17:32 PM  

Omnivorous: Your company has a policy permitting benefits for partners. North Carolina just made that illegal. Why would you do business in North Carolina?


Because there are customers there? Just a guess.
 
2012-05-08 11:17:39 PM  
I remember a week ago in one of these threads some NC farker was vigorously defending his state from the stereotypes of a bunch of bible-thumping backwards redneck hicks. Said that the state was much more progressive and different now.

Well, what do you know, it looks like the stereotypes were right all along. Bunch of ignorant backwards hicks.
 
2012-05-08 11:17:41 PM  

zipdog: I'm a straight man and I can't marry a man either. I fail to see how we have unequal rights.


That's because you're not particularly intelligent.
 
2012-05-08 11:17:58 PM  
And once again, the Republicoonts and their TEAliban flunkies continue their quest to oppress everyone who isn't an obscenely rich, geriatric, male WASP. Fundamentalist Evangelism is a far greater threat to the US than Sharia could ever be.

To everyone who voted for or supported this amendment: EABOD and DIAF you subhuman, un-American, anti-American assholes.

/yeah, I mad.
//And anyone who truly believes that all men are created equal should be too.
 
2012-05-08 11:17:58 PM  
North Carolina has been saying the same thing to black people for years.
 
2012-05-08 11:18:10 PM  
Sometimes I think the Fark logo needs to be backed by a huge rainbow, because that's all who post here.

I guess tolerance only works when you want someone to accept your views? You shouldn't have to tolerate theirs? Is this not a majority rules country?

If I want someone to recognize the sweet love I make to the horse in the barn, should I be entitled to tax benefits and societal acceptance?
 
2012-05-08 11:18:33 PM  
Can a conservative look in me the eye...hell can ANYONE look in me the eye and tell me how this is good for the nation? How this will create jobs or fix the economy or help the state?
 
2012-05-08 11:18:36 PM  

FormlessOne: I'd be more disappointed in North Carolina, if I wasn't reminded in the article that they're the 32nd state to codify such bigotry.

What we should really be ashamed of is that, in this country, the "land of the free and home of the brave," there are still people here that aren't free, and they're kept that way by cowards fearful of change.


I read an article today that national support for same-sex marriage is in the majority for the second year in a row. It'll take time, and there are fluctuations, but homophobic policies are on the way out. It's a downward trend on the whole, so take solace in that if nothing else.
 
2012-05-08 11:18:47 PM  

Frank N Stein: Do you guys really think Sherman would support gay marriage?


I think so. He was flaming...
 
2012-05-08 11:19:01 PM  

seadoo2006: "The whole point is simply that you don't rewrite the nature of God's design based on the demands of a group of adults," she said.


Comments like that wouldn't really help the state's case if someone were to petition the federal courts for a review of the amendment.

ImpendingCynic: States offered civil unions instead, and that should have been accepted with a smile, so that a few years later they could say "hey, we already have everything but the "M" word, so just let us have that."


Civil unions are an attempt to reinstitute separate but equal, a concept which was thrown out with the morning garbage back in the 50s.
 
2012-05-08 11:19:08 PM  

Saturn5: Unmarried couples with kids may have just had some of their rights go down the toilet.


And when it happens--

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2012-05-08 11:19:13 PM  

lmxloco: I'm saddened beyond words at most of my state...the state I used to love.

The worst part? I'm willing to bet most people who voted yes didn't realize there was already a statute stating that gay marriages in NC weren't valid (51-1.2) and saw this as a way to stop gay people from marrying.


To provide fair consideration: individuals who oppose legal recognition of same-sex unions are, without exception, either delusional or unintelligent. Both are possible, but at least one condition must be present.
 
2012-05-08 11:19:23 PM  

jizonny: Sometimes I think the Fark logo needs to be backed by a huge rainbow, because that's all who post here.

I guess tolerance only works when you want someone to accept your views? You shouldn't have to tolerate theirs? Is this not a majority rules country?


Is this irony or stupidity?
 
2012-05-08 11:19:26 PM  

Uranus Megahertz: Now if only the Democrats would pull their National Convention from North Carolina


But they've already printed up all the schwag:
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2012-05-08 11:19:26 PM  

jizonny: Sometimes I think the Fark logo needs to be backed by a huge rainbow, because that's all who post here.

I guess tolerance only works when you want someone to accept your views? You shouldn't have to tolerate theirs? Is this not a majority rules country?

If I want someone to recognize the sweet love I make to the horse in the barn, should I be entitled to tax benefits and societal acceptance?


When have "we" legislated or gone out of our way to make up extra laws basically duplicating stuff already on the books to further punish a group of people?
 
2012-05-08 11:19:37 PM  

Wayne 985: BravadoGT: Person: Once Obama is reelected he will come out in support of gay marriage. He'd be stupid to do so beforehand, because he'd lose the black church vote.

How principled of him. Good thing he's put the cynical politics of the past behind him.

Which is worse?
A) Obama backs off gay rights until his second term, then comes and provides substantial support.
B) Obama comes out strong for gay marriage in the election cycle, narrowly loses, and President Romney does nothing to help.


So you're saying his intellectual dishonesty is ok, because it's STRATEGIC intellectual dishonesty. Got it. Have to break a few eggs, right?
 
2012-05-08 11:20:05 PM  

jizonny: Sometimes I think the Fark logo needs to be backed by a huge rainbow, because that's all who post here.

I guess tolerance only works when you want someone to accept your views? You shouldn't have to tolerate theirs? Is this not a majority rules country?

If I want someone to recognize the sweet love I make to the horse in the barn, should I be entitled to tax benefits and societal acceptance?


Nobody's going to buy that. Troll smarter, not harder.
 
2012-05-08 11:20:06 PM  

zipdog: I'm a straight man and I can't marry a man either. I fail to see how we have unequal rights.


Well yes, that would be a consequence of being a moron.
 
2012-05-08 11:20:07 PM  
Can we still collect their taxes?
 
2012-05-08 11:20:33 PM  

Frank N Stein: What a horrible world we live in where the public gets to vote on what the laws are


Especially when it's on backwards batshiat bigotry BS like this.
 
2012-05-08 11:20:41 PM  

jizonny: Sometimes I think the Fark logo needs to be backed by a huge rainbow, because that's all who post here.


CRY MOAR EMO TEATARD.
 
2012-05-08 11:20:52 PM  

Frank N Stein: Do you guys really think Sherman would support gay marriage?


It's difficult to say, considering it wasn't an issue in 1865. Homosexuality wasn't really discussed back then, and it wasn't even called that.
 
2012-05-08 11:20:53 PM  
Hooray for BS wedge issues.

/My county went 70-30 opposed.
 
2012-05-08 11:20:55 PM  

Person: zipdog: I'm a straight man and I can't marry a man either. I fail to see how we have unequal rights.

That's because you're not particularly intelligent.


i242.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-08 11:20:59 PM  
So after a half dozen entries - this is what got greenlit?
 
2012-05-08 11:21:06 PM  
i specifically went to the polls to ruin your day. now i still have to keep it a secret lest I have to bear the discrimination of all the detestable gay people who needed a wake up call. this is for you: fark you, hypocrites.
 
2012-05-08 11:21:09 PM  

Person: Once Obama is reelected he will come out in support of gay marriage. He'd be stupid to do so beforehand, because he'd lose the black church vote.


And people thought in 2008 that he had a spine.
 
2012-05-08 11:21:17 PM  
These days, when I think of NC, I think of that dopey Lizard Lick Towing show.

img.poptower.com

Are we sure that guy's wife is a chick? Maybe these NC people are sneakier than we give them credit for.
 
2012-05-08 11:21:19 PM  
It's called states rights... Look it up.
 
2012-05-08 11:21:22 PM  

xebeche_tzu: America to N.C.: you are all irrelevant inbred retards.


This North Carolinian to you: Read TFA.

North Carolina now becomes the 32nd state to have a same-sex marriage ban etched in their constitution.

And that includes...California, where you reside. Great example you're setting there, retard.
 
2012-05-08 11:21:41 PM  
You can't hold a man down in a ditch unless you linger there with him. Careful all you bigots. The ghey rubs off. Especially in mud.
 
2012-05-08 11:21:43 PM  

jizonny: Sometimes I think the Fark logo needs to be backed by a huge rainbow, because that's all who post here.

I guess tolerance only works when you want someone to accept your views? You shouldn't have to tolerate theirs? Is this not a majority rules country?

If I want someone to recognize the sweet love I make to the horse in the barn, should I be entitled to tax benefits and societal acceptance?


I am curious: do you suffer physical discomfort as a consequence of your mental retardation, or does your intellectual incompetence instead produce an ongoing sensation of euphoria?
 
2012-05-08 11:21:43 PM  
Way to hold up the stereotype, North Carolina.
 
2012-05-08 11:21:44 PM  

Wayne 985: FormlessOne: I'd be more disappointed in North Carolina, if I wasn't reminded in the article that they're the 32nd state to codify such bigotry.

What we should really be ashamed of is that, in this country, the "land of the free and home of the brave," there are still people here that aren't free, and they're kept that way by cowards fearful of change.

I read an article today that national support for same-sex marriage is in the majority for the second year in a row. It'll take time, and there are fluctuations, but homophobic policies are on the way out. It's a downward trend on the whole, so take solace in that if nothing else.


I realize that what we're seeing here are the last-ditch efforts of the outgoing mindset. The problem is that, as with the economic poison pill the Bush administration pitched prior to leaving office, it'll take a lot of time, money, and effort to repair the damage these knuckle-draggers are causing on their way out.

It's going to take a national effort - perhaps even modifying the Bill of Rights, or including a new amendment - to deal with this mess.
 
2012-05-08 11:21:48 PM  

Theaetetus: Specifically, the more fundamentalist and extreme they go, the easier it makes it to overturn legally under due process and equal protection.


Exactamundo. In fact, it's effectively assured when this issue finally reaches the Supremes (or a circuit/appellate justice who has some cojones).
 
2012-05-08 11:21:49 PM  

Person: Once Obama is reelected he will come out in support of gay marriage. He'd be stupid to do so beforehand, because he'd lose the black church vote.


I'm very sad to say so, but I doubt it,

/Biden/Clinton 2016?
 
2012-05-08 11:22:20 PM  

jizonny: Sometimes I think the Fark logo needs to be backed by a huge rainbow, because that's all who post here.

I guess tolerance only works when you want someone to accept your views? You shouldn't have to tolerate theirs? Is this not a majority rules country?

If I want someone to recognize the sweet love I make to the horse in the barn, should I be entitled to tax benefits and societal acceptance?


0/10 you smell like horse vagina
 
2012-05-08 11:22:21 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Frank N Stein: What a horrible world we live in where the public gets to vote on what the laws are

Especially when it's on backwards batshiat bigotry BS like this.


Yeah. That post was my troll attempt. It's a shame that this passed.
 
2012-05-08 11:22:23 PM  

jizonny: Sometimes I think the Fark logo needs to be backed by a huge rainbow, because that's all who post here.

I guess tolerance only works when you want someone to accept your views? You shouldn't have to tolerate theirs? Is this not a majority rules country?

If I want someone to recognize the sweet love I make to the horse in the barn, should I be entitled to tax benefits and societal acceptance?


Wow, that was so bad and re-used, the horse you were farking got bored and left.

Don't worry, there's apparently a never-ending supply of chickens to fark.
 
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