Triangle: Tar Heel groups oppose A1

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Tar Heel groups oppose A1

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — On April 5, 600 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students donned yellow shirts to show their opposition to the Amendment One measure that will appear on the ballot on May 8.

The Daily Tar Heel reported that sophomore Josh Orol headed up the action for the UNC Coalition Against Amendment One.

Other days are planned for the awareness campaign. The group says that education is one of the key components of the initiative.

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Meanwhile, the university’s Employee Forum has unofficially asserted its opposition as well. Jackie Overton, the Forum chair, said that if Amendment One passed, it would affect “many people, not just gay couples.” A letter was sent to Chancellor Holden Thorp from Forum participants that the measure was vague legislation, was discriminatory and had a negative impact of faculty and staff, especially in the area of benefit loss.

“The coalition includes campus groups such as Project Dinah, Feminist Students United, Young Democrats, Students for a Democratic Society and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Straight Alliance,” the Tar Heel shared.

Francis Wong, co-president of the UNC Roosevelt Institute, indicated that its focus was more from a departmental perspective, both from the foreign policy and economics arenas, and has taken that approach which is different that the other groups.

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Library expands offering

RALEIGH, N.C. — The LGBT Center of Raleigh, 411 Hillsborough St., has announced that it has launched its library multimedia membership program, Disc Club, for DVDs and CDs.

On April 6 is debuted a collection of more than 150 titles. There is also a non-circulating collection available for viewing on the center’s premises only.

Membership is open to Wake, Durham and Orange county residents over the age of 18 or currently registered with a valid center library card. A one-time fee of $5 is required and may be obtained at the center.

For more information, visit lgbtcenterofraleigh.com.

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