Mike Bloomberg Gives North Carolina A Tutorial In How Same-Sex Marriage Won't Lead To The Apocalypse

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New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg gave the commencement address at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill yesterday, during which he explained to the audience how same-sex marriage won't instantly lead to the end of moral society as we know it.

Last week, as you may recall, North Carolina voters passed a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in the state. So, you might think a northern mayor heading south to lecture people on gay marriage wouldn't be met with the warmest reception. You'd be wrong -- the crowd roared when Bloomberg bashed the new law.

"Each and every generation has removed some barrier to full participation in the American dream. That work is not over. Far from it," Bloomberg said before the crowd went crazy (NY1 has video of the address, which you can see by clicking here). "And I would argue last week's referendum banning same-sex marriage shows just how much more work needs to be done to ensure freedom and equality for all people."

Despite Bloomberg's spot-on criticism of the voter approved referendum, the fact remains: it is now perfectly legal to marry your cousin in North Carolina -- as long as your cousin isn't gay (yes, this is actually true -- it's legal to marry your cousin in North Carolina. However, "double cousin marriage" is against the law).


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amberbangk
amberbangk

If the author did his analysis he would recognize that Orange County (the county wherever UNC-Chapel Hill is located) voted against the modification seventieth to half-hour, thence the cheering and approval. Not all of North geographical region is as backwards as he makes it seem.
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George Demarse78
George Demarse78

Them northners won't be agin' the Good Book in these here parts. We be a marryin' our women folk' don't ya know alright--but not them thar gay folk. Ain't no dick wherein' it's a not sposta be up in here.

  

Rlm14
Rlm14

If the author did his research he would know that Orange County (the county where UNC-Chapel Hill is located) voted against the amendment 70% to 30%, hence the cheering and approval. Not all of North Carolina is as backwards as he makes it appear.

James King
James King

You nailed it -- here I was under the impression that every single person in North Carolina opposes gay marriage. Because that's exactly what I wrote, right? Oh, wait...

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