Respect the right of my straight mother to look at her grandchildren for the first time: Raleigh native on the county commissioner vote

A Duke student and Raleigh native speaks about how yesterday’s decision by the Wake County Commission to support Amendment One impacts him.


Hello Commissioners,

I want to take my allotted three minutes to introduce you to two people who have played an extremely important role in my life, to introduce you to two people who I deeply love, two people who have made me the person that I am today.

I want to introduce you to my mom and dad.

They’re the ones sitting over there waving at you shyly; my mother’s the one that’s probably beginning to get teary-eyed at the sight of her little boy speaking in front of the County Commissioners, and my father’s the one who’s been overzealously [Read more on the Blue Devils United Blog …]

Published by Elena Botella

Elena Botella is a Duke Undergraduate in the Class of 2013, majoring in Economics and Math.

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