Gay group starts petition to force Dems to move convention out of NC

A gay advocacy group is trying to rally sympathizers to help shift the Democrats’ trouble-plagued convention from North Carolina to another state.

The group, Gay Marriage USA, launched a petition on immediately after the state’s voters overwhelmingly decided May 8 to define marriage as a heterosexual institution.

The state’s amendment “discriminates against LGBT people, couples & their families [and] in protest, the Democratic National Convention Committee should MOVE its convention… to a state that upholds values of equality & liberty, and which treats ALL citizens equally,” according to a statement by the group on

The petition quickly picked up roughly 15,000 signatures by 11 a.m. EST, May 9.

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