Today, vote against hate

Tonight, find fellowship with friends across the state

E-day is upon us! Our chance to bring down Amendment One here in North Carolina. Since it’s introduction, people across the state have been working tirelessly to educate and inform citizens of North Carolina about the harms this amendment brings to all people, not just the LGBT community.

Just this morning, the Log Cabin Republicans released a statement from their Executive Director Clarke Cooper against Amendment One. “Log Cabin Republicans stand with many conservative North Carolinians in opposing Amendment One, including Representative Renee Ellmers (R-NC), John Hood of the John Locke Foundation, and former Charlotte mayor and GOP gubernatorial candidate Richard Vinroot,” said R. Clarke Cooper, Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director. “These conservative and Republican leaders know that Amendment One goes far beyond marriage, banning the basic domestic partner protections that North Carolina voters support and harming real families, gay and straight. The campaign in favor of Amendment One has been deceptive and ugly, dividing families, friends and faith communities. It is time North Carolinians chose to stand and defend liberty for all by voting against this amendment.”

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If you have not taken advantage of early voting, please get out and vote today! Don’t let your voice go unheard on this issue.

Once the voting is done join up with friends and supporters for fellowship at election results parties across the state. Below are some of the known parties across the state. If you know of additional events in the state not listed, please email editor@goqnotes.com.

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Charlotte

The Mecklenburg Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Political Action Committee (MeckPAC) will host a 2012 Primary Election Results viewing party on Tuesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. at Petra’s Piano Bar in Plaza Midwood. Members of the LGBT and allied community are invited to view the results of Amendment One and other local, state and national races. Petra’s Piano Bar, 1919 Commonwealth Ave. 7 p.m.until results are known. petraspianobar.com.

Raleigh

Watch the primary and election night returns coverage with friends on the TV at the LGBT Center of Raleigh, focusing on early returns for the NC Constitutional Amendment referendum. No matter what the outcome, we’ll celebrate all that we’ve accomplished. LGBT Center of Raleigh, 411 Hillsborough St. 7:30 p.m. lgbtcenterofraleigh.com.

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Posted by O'Neale Atkinson

O'Neale Atkinson is a former editor of QNotes, serving in the position from Jan. 23, 2012 to June 15, 2012. His first issue as editor was published on Feb. 4, 2012. His last issue was published June 23, 2012. O'Neale currently serves as operations manager of the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte.