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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.