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|N.C. student petitions to overturn Amendment One|
|by Ryan Watkins|
|May 09, 2012 12:02|
Not even 24 hours old and already activists in North Carolina are pushing to have Amendment One, a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman, overturned.
Some 60 percent of North Carolina voters supported Amendment One on the ballot.
Jenn Halweil, a North Carolina college student, has taken matters into her own hands and has created a petition on Change.org calling for one million people to demand the state supreme court overturn the constitutional amendment.
“It's powerful to watch people in our state, and outside of it, stand up to this hateful law,” Halweil said in a media release issued earlier this morning.
“Although I am not gay myself, I believe this amendment has disastrous implications for more than just gay couples, but for families and children of all walks of life in North Carolina. This law is bad for our families, our economy and our state.
”I truly believe that technology can help foster greater equality than has ever been achieved before in history,” Halweil continued. “Where others see failure, I see hope and an opportunity to learn and grow. My hope is that the outcry to repeal Amendment 1 will be the first stepping stone on the path to a new era in my state, and in the US as a whole.”
To sign the petition, which currently has more than 60,000 signatures, click here.
Top photo: North Carolina State University student Jenn Halweil (via Change.org)
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