Chapel Hill Votes For Gay Marriage

From the Raleigh News and Observer:

Lawmakers from Chapel Hill and Orange County will be asked to support the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, which says same-sex marriages in other states can’t be recognized in North Carolina; support adding sexual orientation to the state’s hate crimes law; and oppose a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as between a man and a woman.

Ok, that is Democracy in action. However, did they allow the People of Chapel Hill to vote on it? Nope. More from WRAL, who seemingly stuck around at the meeting a bit longer then the N&O,  state that they did vote, and voted against any Constitutional ban. Got some news for the leaders of Chapel Hill: the US and North Carolina Constitutions supercede any stances that the town of Chapel Hill may take. Compliance is mandatory.

(the headline was supposed to read Chapel Hill, not Chapel)

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6 Responses to “Chapel Hill Votes For Gay Marriage”

  1. Ogre says:

    You beat me to this one, I was going to mention it on my noon update. Nice one.

  2. Well, I did pooch the headline. Forgot the “Hill” 🙂

  3. Ruby says:

    The people of Chapel Hill have been voting for gay rights for many years. We elected the first-openly gay official in the State of North Carolina about 15 years ago.

    Why a bunch of bigots from Wake County feel the need bus the troops in to tell us how to run our community is beyond me. Do you see us coming to your town telling you how to run things?

    You’re entitled to diasgree with us, but only if you let us disagree with you, too.

  4. Hey, Ruby, I agree on disagreeing. We are all entitled to our opinions. However, in this case, I am not disagreeing with Chapel Hill’s vote. What I am stating is that they did not allow a vote by the people, and that no matter what they say, the Constitutions of the US and NC take precidence over any vote they may hold.

    Throwing the bigot label around is rather petty, though, especially since I did not, in fact, take any sort of stance in my post.

  5. Lance McCord says:

    Unless you were behind the busing in of troops, Ruby wasn’t calling you a bigot. Perhaps you misread her comment?

  6. Maybe yes, maybe no. “Do you see us coming to your town telling you how to run things?” Maybe a general statement, maybe directed at me, since I live in Wake County.

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