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North Carolina Proudly Honors Memory of Racist Homophobe Sen. Jesse Helms


Some of North Carolina’s legislators wanted to honor the late U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms, one of this nation’s greatest anti-gay and racist bigots, by passing an honorary resolution. But then Sen. Julia Boseman, the state’s only openly gay legislator, was all OH HELL NO! The resolution — which reads “The General Assembly of North Carolina expresses its appreciation for the life and public service of Jesse Alexander Helms, Jr., and honors his memory” — passed the Senate 41-1 and the House 98-0. [Q Notes]