NC Elections Official Resigns Over Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment
Sherre Toler, Director of Elections for Harnett County, NC for more than 11 years, resigned at the beginning of January because her position would not allow her to speak out against ballot efforts to amend the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage.Full Story
“â€œBe guided by principles..."”
Since: Apr 07
#1 Jan 10, 2012
Just goes to show that there ARE people in NC with strong ethics.
Loved what she wrote:
"If “marriage” were simply a religious institution, this would not be an issue. Different faiths are free to impose whatever moral restrictions they choose on their congregations and they in turn are free to accept or reject those restrictions. From a psychological and emotional perspective, marriage provides the individuals an opportunity to demonstrate their love for each other by committing themselves to this “special” relationship. In addition, marriage provides the participants in the relationship with a myriad of legal rights and special status, including inheritance and property rights as well as insurance and tax benefits. Marriage provides over 1000 legal rights and protections. The so-called “Defense of Marriage” Act seeks to ensure that anyone wishing to marry their partner of the same gender will be DENIED those legal rights. The broad language of the referendum could also impact private contracts between individuals, powers of attorney, and domestic partnerships, including heterosexual ones."
And that is just the tip of the iceburg. Thank you Ms. Toler.
Since: Mar 09
#3 Jan 11, 2012
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