North Carolina Constitutional Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Passes Popular Vote

Who would have thought a southern state would vote to limit rights? In a display of intolerance and backwards thinking, North Carolina voters went to the polls on Tuesday and voted for “Amendment 1” which will amend the state constitution to say the only recognized “domestic legal partnership” is between a man and a woman. It also strips away civil union rights which were recognized in some jurisdictions in the state.

This is an issue for which there is no room for debate. You are either for equal rights or you are against equal rights, but make no mistake, you are on the wrong side of history if you are in the later camp. In this country, if we care about forming a more perfect union with equal rights for all, then we will never put human rights up for a vote. End of discussion.

So congratulations North Carolina, you are still a full-fledged southern state.


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