More Good Info on Amendment One

After I posted my strong concerns about the the legal uncertainties that will surely rise if Amendment One passes on Tues (see below), I came across a really good analysis by NC POLICY WATCH’s Rob Schofield.  He focused on four words instead of my three, but frankly I  like his analysis better…his points are even stronger as to why this is just a plain bad idea. (And this is true, regardless of what your core beliefs are regarding gay marriage —  keep in mind it is already outlawed in North Carolina.)

http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2012/05/01/a-helluva-mess/

And here’s a really in-depth policy analysis by the UNC professors describing the uncertainty of what’s ahead… http://www.law.unc.edu/documents/faculty/marriageamendment/dlureportnov8.pdf

I’m afraid with Dr. Graham unfortunate endorsement yesterday, passage is all but certain.  (In contrast, the Episcopal bishops from my diocese have come to anotber conclusion… http://s3.amazonaws.com/dfc_attachments/public/documents/3157447/AmendmentOneLetterfinal.pdf

But hey, more work for lawyers!!!

 

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Mike Daisley is a civil litigation attorney and Certified Mediator in Charlotte, North Carolina, and owner and president of "DaisleyLegal" a virtual law firm focused on helping victims of drunk driving injuries and other careless individuals and corporations. He devotes a significant time of his practice as a mediator in North Carolina's Superior Courts, using his 35 years of litigation experience to counsel and assist opposing parties to resolve their disputes and lawsuits cooperatively, avoiding the high expenses and time commitments involved in going to trial. In addition to his commitment to Civil Trial Advocacy and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mike is also an avid writer, and has a wide array of interests outside of his legal practice, including stints as a columnist for The Charlotte Observer, political analyst for WCNC-TV and WBT Radio. Mike’s biggest passion outside the law is learning and writing about theology, and especially the role doubt plays in faith, the role faith plays (or should play) in politics, and (as he puts it) the “beauty and deep mystery” of the liturgy. Mike is a lifelong Episcopalian, and often jokes that means "I am a raging agnostic at least two or three days a week.” In 2019, he was appointed by the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina as a licensed Lay Preacher in the Episcopal Church. (A sample of Mike’s preaching can be heard here: http://www.stmartins-charlotte.org/content.cfm?id=2245&download_id=269#attached_content) To discuss the possibility of teaching, lecture, sermon or interview requests (or to make any comments or suggestions about the “WithGladness” blog) you may contact Mike at any Office email : Mike@DaisleyLegal.com Personal email: MikeDaisley@outlook.com Office voicemail: (704) 554-2306 Mike Daisley & Associates, LLC 1515 Mockingbird Lane, Suite 400 Charlotte, North Carolina 28209
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