marriage discrimination amendment

Orange County Asks, What Amendment?

In the statewide vote, Amendment One passed easily with 61% of the vote. However, Orange County overwhelmingly rejected the amendment by a vote of 79% to 21%. (Our neighbors in Durham County likewise voted 70% to 30% against the amendment.) Some precincts in Carrboro and Chapel Hill voted against the amendment almost unanimously. The map below shows the Orange County precinct-level results of the referendum.

Orange Leaders Rally Against Amendment One

Join Orange County elected officials on Saturday, April 28, at 10:00 am in front of Carrboro Town Hall for a short program describing the harms of Amendment One.

Carrboro mayor Mark Chilton, Chapel Hill mayor Mark Kleinschmidt, Hillsborough mayor Tom Stevens, Orange County Board of Commissioners chair Bernadette Pelissier, and Chapel Hill-Carrboro school board chair Mia Burroughs will make brief remarks about why they oppose the amendment.

They will be joined by numerous members of their respective boards. Afterward, the group will enter Town Hall to participate in early voting.


Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 10:00am


Carrboro Town Hall, 302 W Main Street, Carrboro

Phone Banking Against Amendment 1

This landed in my inbox earlier today from the Orange County Democratic Party: 
"Phone Banking Against Amendment 1
The Coalition to Protect All N.C. Families will be conducting a phone bank at the offices of the Orange County Democratic Party (209 Lloyd Street, Suite 310, Carrboro) in order to identify our supporters, i.e. those who want to defeat Amendment 1. We will be in the office from 7pm to 9pm on Wednesday, February 1st. We hope that you will join us in educating NC and defeating Amendment 1."


Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


Orange County Democratic Party (209 Lloyd Street, Suite 310, Carrboro)

Race to the Ballot - Chapel Hill

Race to the Ballot, a statewide campaign to raise awareness of the effects of Amendment One, the current hate campaign against gay and lesbian North Carolinians, will arrive in Chapel Hill on February 16.

Over a five-week period, from January 27 to March 2, 2012, Protect NC Families Communications Director Jen Jones, trailed by a team of campaign organizers, social media street teams, and documentarians, will run 322 miles across the state of North Carolina, from the mountains of Asheville, N.C., to the coastal city of Wilmington, N.C., to raise awareness about the harms of the Amendment.

You and your friends can participate in the race and invest in its success.

Race to the Ballot will support the voter education and registration efforts of the Coalition to Protect NC Families.


Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 12:00pm to 9:00pm

Commissioners Consider Transit at First Meeting of New Year

Last night marked the first meeting of the Orange County Board of Commissioners this year and hopefully the first post in a push by OrangePolitics to take a deeper look at the board and its biweekly meetings. Since the board had not met in over a month, the agenda was quite crowded, but a few items are worth delving into.



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