Today, North Carolina is voting whether to approve Amendment One to the Constitution which says, as follows:
“Constitutional amendment to provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State.”
If you live in North Carolina and have not gone out to vote against this spiteful, hateful attempt to spread hate and discrimination, please DO SO NOW!
People need to understand that “marriage” is a secular, legal contract. Religion has nothing to do with it. I’m fine with anyone having a religious ceremony-or not- but we should not prohibit unmarried heterosexual or Gay couples from sharing the same legal protections as married people.
I’ve been with my partner for 15 years and don’t you dare try to tell me our relationship should not have the same legal recognition as straight couples. This is the only way to protect us in the event of sickness or, god forbid, death, so that we each can care for the other and no one can interfere with our wishes. Or contest our estates….I hate to think how complex this is for people with children.
I am grateful to all the People of Faith who have come out against this mean-spirited, petty attempt to enshrine discrimination into the North Carolina Constitution.
However, a substantial number of Fundamentalist Christians are claiming they support this hateful amendment based on “biblical” principles….
This is for them: