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.
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.
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.