Move the Democratic Convention From Charlotte?

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    Move the Democratic Convention From Charlotte? Not Likely

    May 11, 2012 By Elizabeth Hartfield

    The Internet-based protest movement calling for Democrats to move their summer convention from North Carolina appears to be a lost cause.

    “The convention is staying in Charlotte,” Democratic National Convention Committee spokeswoman Joanne Peters said an email.

    North Carolina voters Tuesday approved a ballot referendum known as Amendment One, a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage and civil unions in the Tar Heel state, becoming the 30th state to adopt such a measure.

    Gay Marriage USA, an advocacy group based in New York, has since launched a petition calling on the DNCC to “move the convention out of North Carolina.”

    “On May 8th, the people of North Carolina voted in support of Amendment One, a constitutional amendment that discriminates against LGBT people, couples & their families,” reads the petition posted on “In protest, the Democratic National Convention Committee should MOVE its convention (September 2012) to a state that upholds values of equality & liberty, and which treats ALL citizens equally.”

    The petition has so far gathered more than 28,000 signatures.

    The Democrats’ reasoning extends beyond general-election strategy: North Carolina will be a crucial swing state in the fall and moving it so close to the Labor Day start date is impractical. Conventions are huge undertakings, costing parties millions of dollars and taking months of planning.

    Move the Democratic Convention From Charlotte? Not Likely - ABC News

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