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

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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]