North Carolina Activist Plans 80-Mile Walk To Protest Amendment One

This weekend, Randy Gillis will leave his home in Sophia, North Carolina to walk about 80 miles to the Raleigh State House. He intends to deliver a handwritten letter to state Sen. Peter S. Brunstetter (R) protesting the discriminatory effects of Amendment One, which banned same-sex marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships. Brunstetter was one of the measure’s key architects, and his wife experienced a media backlash when she claimed he was trying to protect the “Caucasian” race. On his journey, Gillis is hoping to meet with other North Carolinians, collect their stories, and serve as their letter-carrier as well. Watch this short promotional video for Gillis’ action:

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