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Who's against?

On March 28, Duke University Student Government passed a resolution opposing Amendment 1 by a 32-0 vote. The vote was a response to Rep. Paul Stam, who in February publicly said, "If you think that Duke is widely in opposition to this amendment, you probably don't get out much." This vote rejects Stam's statements and similar assertions that Duke is not fully committed to equality.

Events

The Jack Crum Conference on Prophetic Ministry will focus on defeating Amendment 1 at an all-day event Saturday, April 14, from 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. at Fairmount United Methodist Church, 2501 Clark Ave., in Raleigh.

Binkley Church, 1712 Willow Drive, Chapel Hill, is holding a commitment/ recommitment ceremony on Saturday, April 28, for any couple, gay or straight, who wants to show respect for all relationships. The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. followed by a reception. Couples who want to participate or witness are welcome; volunteers are needed to plan the event. Contact Peter Carmine at peter@binkleychurch.org or Stacy Shelp at stacyshelp@gmail.com.

The Community Church of Chapel Hill, UU, 106 Purefoy Road, is hosting Emma's Revolution Fundraising Concert on Friday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. This Standing on the Side of Love concert will kick off the final events leading up to the May 8 vote. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at door.

No H8 NC's Protest for Marriage Equality is happening Saturday, May 5, at noon at the State Capitol and in front of the Legislative Building in Raleigh.

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