President Obama comes out against the amendment!

http://www.wral.com/news/state/nccapitol/story/10866062/

The Obama campaign issued a statement Friday, calling the proposed amendment discriminatory.

Opponents of the measure say it would enshrine discrimination in the state's constitution and could have unforeseen consequences in other aspects of law including domestic violence protection orders...

From Tea Party supported Republican Congresswoman Renee Ellmers to President Obama, the bipartisan opposition to the amendment is growing! And every time it does, that's one more mention in the news about why this amendment is such a bad thing for our state. Spread the news, and ask your local elected officials to come out against the amendment too! With this diverse of a field against it, they've got all the political cover they could ever need to do the right thing.

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Can't help but wonder

Can't help but wonder if hundreds of people turning out in the streets of the state's capital yesterday in a swing state didn't have a little something to do with the timing of this announcement?

Multi-partisan opposition to the amendment

the biMULTIpartisan opposition to the amendment is growing!

Fixed it.

Don't forget the Libertarian Party's strong stand against the amendment.

And many unaffiliated elected officials like Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane who oppose the amendment.

 

Indeed, and the Greens too I believe

Multi-partisan is probably a better word for it to mean more than one party rather than bipartisan. Just like with "3rd parties" they're usually called 3rd parties even once you're talking about a 4th, 5th, 6th, etc party.

We even had some Ron Paul supporters out there yesterday for the march, which you may have seen there:

I'm glad that LGBT equality and opposing discrimination is slowly but surely moving beyond partisanship, and constantly getting more support in the polls.