Did you hear about Amendment One :(

SerialSexy SerialSexy
Got passes in NC... sigh.
05/14/2012
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Originally posted by SerialSexy
Got passes in NC... sigh.
What? NO!

Is there anything that can be done about that? How hard would it be to revote on it? :c
05/14/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
It should be coming up in the Supreme Court soon, so that'd overrule it (hopefully)
05/14/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
I'm sad that Amendment 1 passed, however as gsfanatic said, this issue will be coming before the Supreme Court of the U.S. very soon.

Regardless of the political leanings of the court, I strongly feel that the Justices will agree that state bans on gay marriage violate the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution — specifically the Equal Protections clause — and will strike them down.
05/14/2012
Errant Venture Errant Venture
I haven't heard of Amendment 1, though I've gleaned a small amount of information from the above post. More information, please?
05/15/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Quote:
Originally posted by Errant Venture
I haven't heard of Amendment 1, though I've gleaned a small amount of information from the above post. More information, please?
You can read more about Amendment 1 in this Huffington Post article. The main point is that it added an amendment to the NC state constitution "defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman."

NC was actually one of the few southern states that hadn't already passed this type of amendment. While I support gay marriage and object to the amendment on those grounds, I'm further horrified that, as written, the amendment affects heterosexual civil unions and domestic partnerships negatively. It's the most anti-family legislation I've seen in a long time.

I think it passed because people got hung-up on "gay marriage" and didn't actually READ the *&%@#! amendment before voting.
05/15/2012
Errant Venture Errant Venture
That is ... incredibly alarming. Unfortunately that's not the first case I've heard of where a law, bill or amendment was passed that had a detrimental affect (moreso than was believed). Thanks for the information, Petite.
05/16/2012
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