Proud of President Obama, Embarrassed to be a North Carolinian

Disclaimer: This is a very different kind of post for my blog, but it’s something I feel very strongly about so it’s something I wanted to post on.

 

I’m absolutely for same-sex marriage and I voted *against* amendment one in NC to ban same-sex marriage.  I couldn’t be prouder of President Obama for his statement during the ABC interview:

“I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.”

It was great to see Twitter explode in support of President Obama and in support of same-sex marriage after the NC announcement to ban same-sex marriage and after Obama’s support OF same-sex marriage. I hope the tweets, Facebook statuses, emails and more continue to encourage people.

All people should be treated equality. Love it love and we should fight for it, not against it. It amazes me that people are criticized for who they love. I think people forget the people they are fighting so hard against are people too. All love is equal and I 100% believe in marriage equality.

I’m so ashamed to be a NC state resident where “we” voted to ban same-sex marriage in NC. Good think I’m living in GA for the summer, but I’m still not proud of NC at all. I hope my home state progresses forward and not backward in future elections and in future amendment propositions.

Just a few of my thoughts.

 

6 thoughts on “Proud of President Obama, Embarrassed to be a North Carolinian

  1. Kudos to you for standing by your beliefs and voting, Lauren. No matter what side of the fence people stand on when it comes to marriage equality, we can all agree on one thing: not enough young people are exercising their right to vote these days.

  2. Kudos to you for standing by your beliefs and voting, Lauren. No matter what side of the fence people stand on when it comes to marriage equality, we can all agree on one thing: not enough young people are exercising their right to vote these days.

  3. It’s good to see rational-minded people like you stand up for what’s right despite what the majority of the state’s electorate may feel. Keep fighting the good fight, wherever you go, and keep up the good work.

  4. It’s good to see rational-minded people like you stand up for what’s right despite what the majority of the state’s electorate may feel. Keep fighting the good fight, wherever you go, and keep up the good work.

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