By Jen Jones on 08/28/2014 @ 11:00 AM
Yesterday we delivered over 10,000 petitions demanding North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory stop defending our state's marriage ban -- more signatures than any petition drive of its kind before it, in any other state.
You answered the call. You took action. You signed on for Equality in record numbers.
The media smelled a story. And throughout the day, they demanded to know where Gov. McCrory stood on allowing the freedom to marry in North Carolina.
By the end of the day, he conceded, "We're going to let the process work. During that process we ought to have a stay to allow the current law to remain in place, but this is going to the Supreme Court for all the states."
We're still looking for clarity from our governor. In the meantime, we won't sit idly by and wait. And we hope you won't either.
There's plenty of work to do to prepare North Carolina for marriage and beyond, including getting all of us engaged in protecting our workers, our livelihoods, our students, our children, our families, our health, and our safety.
And we're readying to deliver this too. But we need your help to keep the momentum going.
I promise - we won't stop fighting for Equality until the message is finally received.
Thanks for standing with us yesterday, today, and always,