Statement from Campaign for Southern Equality on Amendment One passage

This is a hard night. As I sit in Wilson, N.C. I’m thinking most about the LGBT youth across the state who, for months now, have been hearing increasingly vitriolic messages that they are less than. My heart is heavy for them, and heavy with the news that Amendment One has passed.

But that’s not all that I feel. Looking forward, I feel deeply hopeful about what is possible – tomorrow and in the years to come. This hope comes from knowing people like you and from knowing that we are building a new southern equality movement that, I truly believe, can accelerate the path to full federal equality.

We can’t change the results of this vote, but we can determine what comes next. Tomorrow when kids across the state wake up, I want them to know that this story isn’t over.

We invite you to join us in the next stage of the WE DO Campaign, as we take action across North Carolina in small towns and large cities, from May 9th to May 15th. Tomorrow we will kick-off the first action in Wilson.

We take this action to call for full equality under federal law. We believe the federal path is the most efficient way for LGBT people in the South to achieve equality.

We also take this action to let LGBT youth across the state know that there are people ready to stand up for their full equality.

Will you stand with us this, as LGBT people and allies all across North Carolina take action calling for full federal equality?
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Thanks for all you do.
Jasmine

Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara
Executive Director


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0 thoughts on “Statement from Campaign for Southern Equality on Amendment One passage

  1. Above Board

    Great statement. But, actions speak louder than words. When someone who works for CSE endorsed candidates who supported Amendment One it makes these words seem rather hollow and meaningless. Until the LGBT orgs, including CSE, stand for equality on all counts we will all lose in one way or another.

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