Members of Redress Raleigh will proudly be attending the Ides of Love March on the Capital on March 15th, 2012 and we encourage many more of you to join us as we stand together against discrimination. Join the HonestNC Facebook group, follow on Twitter, and donate to the cause if you can.
A message from our friends at HonestNC:
"On March 15th, 2012, we will march from the N.C. State Bell Tower to the General Assembly downtown in an event we cheerfully refer to as the Ides of Love.
We want to show our State and our Nation that the people of North Carolina do not support amending our Constitution with this ban, and that we will virulently defend the right for a union to be recognized by the state. In the past, we have codified language that excluded both women and minority races; let us learn from our history and not repeat those same mistakes on May 8, 2012.
The motto for the fine state of North Carolina has always rung with heraldic clarity: we are a state that lives according to principle and truth; to be rather than to seem. Sadly, the stable foundations of our state have been put to the test, and we stand in the face of those who would restrict base civil rights. We honor the primary statement of the original document of our governance with its assurance of equal rights for all, regardless of creed or orientation.
If you are against amending the North Carolina State Constitution with discrimination, come join us on March 15th, 2012. If you are proud to live in the state that launched civil rights to the forefront of our national discussion, join with us for the march. We believe that only through an expression of solidarity can we give a voice to the voiceless, to those the state would seek to exclude from the civil right of marriage.
"A vote on the same sex marriage amendment has nothing to do with your personal and religious opinion on same sex marriage but everything to do with whether or not you believe discrimination should be codified and legalized constitutionally. We should never seek to codify discrimination into the very heart and framework of our Constitution."
-Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II
All faiths, all religions, all races, and all people are welcome.
For more information, and further updates on the day of action and change, please visit honestnc.com"