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LGBT Straight Ally Todd Stiefel To Match $100,000 in Donations to Defeat North Carolina’s Amendment One

Prous North Carolinian, philanthropist and straight ally Todd Stiefel has pledged to match every dollar up to $100,000  that will be donated to Protect All NC Families’ campaign to defeat Amendment One, which would constitutionally ban same-sex marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships.

Writes Stiefel:

My name is Todd Stiefel. My wife, Diana, and I have a passionate belief that our country would be better off if we put people above politics. Families in North Carolina matter far more than a divisive constitutional amendment such as Amendment One, and that is why we are now offering a $1 for $1 match up to $100,000 to the campaign.

The campaign to defeat the amendment only has three more weeks to get out the word about the harms that North Carolina would face if Amendment One passes on May 8. That is why we are stepping up now to give to the campaign. We hope that you can join us.

The momentum against Amendment One has grown substantially in recent weeks. Former GOP Gubernatorial nominee Richard Vinroot, Justice Bob Orr, John Hood and other conservatives have advocated against it in recent weeks. Governor Bev Perdue came out passionately against it last week in a powerful video, and the next morning Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers condemned the amendment as well.

A great man to speak up, stand up and give to help protect the rights of others.

We need more straight allies like this.  (That’s a hint Obama)


Will Kohler

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  1. Thank God for a “Straight” Allies! Those of you in North Carolina who are opposed to this Ammendment please check out the Touring Theatre of North Carolina website and click on the production of “Second Class” for the current schedule of performances. The production is also available should you have a group or venue that would like to have us come to your community. The production is a series of true stories of the experiences individual North Carolinas have lived through facing the bigitory that we have endured. This hate based Ammendment will only make these experience worse for all of us.

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