Skip to comments.In North Carolina, More Evidence of Obama’s Delicate Approach To Gay Rights
Posted on 04/23/2012 10:01:31 PM PDT by Steelfish
In North Carolina, More Evidence of Obamas Delicate Approach To Gay Rights
By Amy Gardner April 23
Two weeks from now, North Carolina will hold a public referendum on what could become one of the toughest anti-gay measures in the country: a far-reaching proposal to amend the state constitution to ban civil unions and domestic partnerships. But President Obama is not expected to touch the subject when he appears in Chapel Hill on Tuesday even though it is roiling the electorate there.
Instead, Obama will talk about college loans, his aides said, kicking off a two-day, three-state tour designed to energize the youth vote. His delicate sidestep of Amendment One, a ballot initiative to be decided May 8 that would recognize marriage between a man and a woman as the only legal domestic partnership in North Carolina, is seen by some as another sign that he is not fully committed to gay rights an interpretation that could dampen the enthusiasm of the young voters he is trying to court.
Its a little bit of a missed opportunity, said Josh Orol, 20, a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a leader of a campus movement to defeat Amendment One. I didnt expect him to talk at length about it. I know he has come out publicly against it. But I sort of hoped he would at least name-drop a little bit. Its disappointing.
The issue is particularly complicated in historically conservative North Carolina. Obama scraped together a razor-thin victory there four years ago with a multicultural coalition that included independents, African Americans and Hispanics constituencies that are less uniformly enthusiastic about expanding gay rights than campus activists.
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I thought a radical islamist would just behead a gay person. Maybe he’ll do that after he is crowned king of the world.
“In North Carolina, More Evidence of Obamas Delicate Approach To Gay Rights”
Is this headline disgusting or what? Does Obama himself write them? The Compost and the Slimes have taken Dumb’O ass kissing to new heights (or is it depths). I wonder how long it took them to come up with “delicate approach”.
If I were to write the headline it would go like this...
“In NC Obama Avoids Gay Issue Like The Plague”
... and it would do justice to the actual content of the article.
I thought gay and North Carolina were mutually exclusive terms.
“I thought gay and North Carolina were mutually exclusive terms.”
Not in Chapel Hill & Durham.
Chapel Hill is not a big city. I live in Chapel Hill! Maybe O’Bummer is coming down to help his primary opponent in 2008 who is on trial for using campaign funds to cover up his mistress and love child.
Black Spring break that Atlanta Ban