Amendment One
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 8:00AM
Louise in Politics

I voted today.  I voted solely on Amendment One. The amendment states:

Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized.

Valid or recognized. Not just by you or me or the neighbors, but by the state. This doesn’t just mean you can’t have a big gay wedding or a small civil union at City Hall. It means that domestic partners aren’t recognized either. By the state. This, most disturbingly to me, means that children belonging to domestic partners who have health care coverage under a ‘domestic partner’ clause can actually lose that coverage. Why? Because that partnership isn’t recognized by the state.

The stupidity of this amendment isn’t even worth discussing, is it?

Is it?

It is. And the amendment could pass, just like it did in a crap load of other very disappointing states. I was hopeful at first…I saw the Against tab at 57%. And then I realized I was watching my county and not my state. Boo. It’s looking bad. Really, really bad for same sex partners. And I’m really really sad.

Shame on you, North Carolina.

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