Friday, December 5, 2008

Should We Get Married? It May Soon Be Possible in Carrboro, NC!

In my little hamlet of Carrboro, NC--the very same place that had one of the first out gay elected officials (Mike Nelson as Mayor), and claims to be the Paris of the Piedmont--the news around town is this: we could be a town that puts forth a resolution asking the legislature to allow same sex marriage. The resolution was passed unanimously. Click here for more.

The idea behind this resolution is to start a debate in the state of NC. What is awkward is that NC isn't ready to have such a discussion yet. We can't vote for a bill that outlaws bullying that includes LGBT youth.

But we have to start somewhere, and why not start the debate from my hometown!

Pace!

B

5 comments:

manxxman said...

You'd better start practicing getting down on your knee (notice I didn't say knees....proposals are suppose to be classy).

Tom Greene said...

This is only the start of a new era in NC. We can't stop now and just have Carrboro and CH taking stands for same-sex marriage, we need to push the rural areas to see the justice in our cause- and we are NOT going to shut-down their churches if they don't marry gay couples. We want civil marriage.

Brett Webb-Mitchell said...

One knee :->

And Tom is right: this is but a beginning. The fear is that we are not a state that is ready to debate this issue, let alone pass it. Heck: we're still afraid of anti-bullying bills that include the word "gay and lesbian."

Tom Greene said...

Indeed, Chapel Hill supports gay marriage.

After reading the story about gay marriage in Carrboro, I made a similiar proposal to the CH Town Council- it passed without debate and with FULL support.

I feel very fortunate to live in this area- but the movement continues to the rural areas, as well.

Brett Webb-Mitchell said...

Proud of Chapel Hillians!