Triangle: Stossel visits Carolina

Carolinas News Notes

by QNotes Staff  Staff Reports  editor@goqnotes.com
Published: October 13, 2012 in Carolinas News Notes

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — John Stossel, a news correspondent and personality from FOX Business News, was at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Great Hall of the Student Union, on Sept. 21 where he taped his “Stossel” show segment, “Stossel Goes to College.” It aired on Sept. 27.

Stossel invited Equality North Carolina Executive Director Stuart Campbell and anti-gay hate group lobbyist and North Carolina Values Coalition’s Tami Fitzgerald to discuss the recently-approved anti-LGBT state constitutional amendment. The discussion was largely civil, though Fitzgerald and Campbell did engage in a few terse moments.

Campbell shared that there were over 1,100 benefits that are bestowed on married couples. Stossel quipped that “maybe we should get rid of some of them.” Fitzgerald said that her group was not against gays, but that it supported the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. She also said that the “parade of horribles” (issues that could hamper the LGBT community) has not happened since the passage of the anti-gay Amendment One in May 2012. Debate ensued regarding children, marriage and more.

To see a video outtake and snippets of the conversation, visit goqnotes.com/17993.

— Matt Comer & Lainey Millen