Marriage equality took a shot to the face, literally, yesterday when a North Carolina resident filmed himself walkign up to one of the Amedment 1 signs and unloading on it twice with a shotgun. The video is a viral sensation in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) blogosphere.
The man who identifies himself only as Alex narrates the video saying,
“Right now, there’s this amendment trying to be passed — Amendment One — that’s going to state that marriage is going to be between one man and one woman, which is how it ought to be.” Noting that he “was just going to have a little talk” about a “Vote Against Amendment One” sign displayed by a neighbor, Alex proceeds to fire two bullets into the sign with his shotgun. Ending with, “That’s all, folks,”
Blogger Joe.My.God, who first linked to the video on his blog, wrote that he had been in contact with the Kannopolis police department who told him that if the shotgun had been fired onto property that contains a home or business it is considered a crime.
On May 8, North Carolinians will be headed to the polls to vote for a candidate to represent the Republican Party against Barack Obama and at the same time vote on whether the State should have a law mandating marriages only be between a man and a woman.
In light of strong support for anti equality bills throughout the country, Public Policy Polling reportedly released a new poll showing that support among North Carolinians for the proposed anti-gay amendment has dropped to a record low.