Social Workers’ Film Protests NC Marriage Amendment
National Association of Social Workers member Thomas “Tab” Ballis and Andy Meyers have created a short film to protest a controversial North Carolina ballot initiative that would discriminate against gay people, according to this article on Huffington Post.
Gay marriage is already banned in North Carolina but the initiative would rewrite the state Constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman.
The film from Meyers and Ballis features Chris Weedy and her husband Jimmy Creech, a heterosexual couple who believe their marriage is not threatened by the right of gay people to marry.
Weedy, who is also a social worker, even started a Facebook page where hundreds of heterosexual couples have protested the ballot initiative.
“I consider this constitutional amendment to be a malicious act of violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, against their inherent dignity and humanity,” Creech said.
Meyers is a member of Working Films, a company that combines documentary filming with community organizing and activism. Ballis is a licensed clinical social worker and licensed clinical addictions specialist who also makes documentary films through Family Tree Productions.
Voting has already begun on the ballot initiative and a voting results will be announced on May 8.
The National Association of Social Workers North Carolina Chapter has already come out against the ballot initiative. To read more about that click here.
Social workers are dedicated to equal treatment for all, including LGBT people. To learn more visit the National Association of Social Workers’ Diversity and Equity website by clicking here.| Leave A Comment