Some students, faculty and friends of
Duke University have recorded a video for the It Gets Better campaign
ahead of North Carolina's May 8 vote on Amendment One, the
constitutional amendment which if approve would bar the state from
recognizing the relationships of gay and lesbian couples with
marriage, civil unions and possibly domestic partnerships.
The It Gets Better Project encourages
bullied LGBT teens considering suicide to hang in there, because life
eventually gets better.
In addition to discussing their
experiences at Duke, speakers weigh in on the proposed amendment.
“I think the thing that people who
push for legislation like this forget is that not only are they
hurting my family and Jacob and whoever Jacob marries and our
children, they're also hurting my mom's grandchildren,” a male
student says. “And I think they forget they're hurting straight
people as well as gay people because we're all part of the family.
My kids are not just my kids, they're my parent's grandchildren,
they're my brother's nieces and nephews. There's a whole web of
people connected to me that are hurt by these kinds of things.”
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to protest North Carolina gay marriage ban on day after Amendment One