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Amendment One vigil tonight in Chapel Hill

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A vigil will be held at 7 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) at Peace and Justice Plaza outside the Franklin Street post office.

"We are aware of the dismay that many of our members and friends are experiencing today following the passage of Amendment One in North Carolina," the Revs Jill and Richard Edens of United Church of Chapel Hill, said in an email they sent us today.

"Let us remember that churches across our state stood with those who would be harmed by this Amendment including the Episcopal dioceses of North Carolina, both Methodist bishops in North Carolina together with the NC Council of Churches and many, many UCC, Baptist, Lutheran, Unitarian, MCC and progressive Pentecostal pastors from across our state," the email says. " We are aware of the special pain that comes with reading quotes from people saying things like, 'God's mercy prevailed.' Not only is this hurtful to the LGBTQ community, but also to the integrity of God's word and God's love."

"At these times we are comforted by the words of Martin Luther King Jr. 'The arc of the universe is long, but it bends towards justice.'"

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Mark Schultz is the editor of The Chapel Hill News and The Durham News.