The fine citizens of the eastern North Carolina town of Grifton held a little rally for the defense of traditional marriage and 400 people show up to support marriage between a man and a woman and calling on the legislature to allow a vote on HB 361.
Given Grifton's small size, the fact that rally organizers managed to get 20% of the town's population to get up off of the couch and take to the street is a remarkable feat.
The article above cites one of our polls on the issue from last May that showed 71 percent of likely voters statewide support the passage of a
state marriage amendment while 26 percent in the poll said they were
opposed. If you drill down into the cross tabs on that poll you find very strong support for the Marriage Amendment from African American voters, somewhere in the neighborhood of 80%.
With the crossover deadline looming in the legislature this week, will lawmakers hear the cries of the people and allow a floor vote on HB 316? Not likely. It will take several more rallies to get the attention of the power brokers in Raleigh that continue to block the Marriage Amendment.