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North Carolina Protests 'Tyranny of the Majority'

North Carolina Protests 'Tyranny of the Majority'


Protesters marched through the streets of Raleigh on Monday to express outrage over Amendment One, a constitutional ban on same-sex unions that North Carolina voters overwhelmingly approved, and they plan to march every 14th to change hearts and minds.


Activists from Occupy Raleigh and 14th Amendment Equality Projects marched through the streets of Raleigh on Monday and want a repeal of Amendment One, which defined marriage in North Carolina solely as a union between a man and a woman. One local newspaper columnist, Barry Saunders, wrote in the News & Observer that the rally showed some that gay people haven't been voted into oblivion.

"How much do you want to bet that some of the true believers who rushed down to their polling station last Tuesday did so with the belief that their 'Yes' vote on the marriage ban would also ban gays?" Saunders wrote.


Bronwgn Sheppard, 17, marches behind two women holding hands in protest.



Zoe Smith and Sunni Ryan, both 17 of Raleigh, march in protest.



Callie Stephenson (right), 16, and Bronwgn Sheppard (center, left), 17, chant while marching.

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