It seems that Republican House Speaker Thom Tillis is at it again!

He’s predicting that the Amendment One ballot measure slated for voter response will win.

Say it ain’t so!

WCNC ran an Associated Press release that said thus:

Republican House Speaker Thom Tillis is standing by a prediction that the proposed amendment to the North Carolina Constitution banning same-sex marriage will be approved by voters, only to be reversed within a generation.

This statement was made to a North Carolina State University group and was later reported in the university’s The Technician newspaper.

His prediction placed the odds at 54 percent passage.

Okay, Carolinians. Let’s not let this happen. Let’s just say no, no, no!

If you have not already registered to vote, be sure to do so by the April 13 deadline. Then, don’t let that exercise go in vain. Head out to the polls on May 8 to cast your vote against a measure that will certainly not show the rest of the country how incredible the Tar Heel State is with regard to being a progressive jewel in the Southeast.

In the meantime, also volunteer your time to organizations like the Coalition to Protect All NC Families. They can always use your help as workers continue to press against the dastardly-conservative machine.

Won’t you join me in casting your opposition to a backward-thinking, narrow-minded and plain and simple violation of a person’s right to marry whom one wishes?

Let’s start singing the old tune, “Na-na-na-na na-na-na-na, hey, hey, goodbye…” to this fundamentalist-inspired initiative. I know I’ll do so, for sure!

Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen is QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director. She can be reached at and 704-531-9988,...