Regarding: Sadness - North Carolina- Where not only can we not fix stupid, we add it to our Constitution.I don’t often get too political on this blog.  But I live in NC.  And yesterday was our primary.  I am a registered “unaffiliated” but I still get to vote in the primary.  Especially when there are Amendments up for vote. Like Amendment 1.

Amendment 1 sent me running to the early voting location.  It is an Amendment to the State Constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman. I voted AGAINST.

And it passed.  I have never been more ashamed to live in NC than today.  This amendment will impact more than just same-sex couples.  It reaches far beyond the intended audience.  It makes discrimination, hate and bigotry part of our State values.  It is reminiscent of when inter-racial marriage was also banned.  Until the 1970’s.

We haven’t come that far after all.  People should really focus more on their own marriages than worrying about the marriages of those around them.

About nfoste2245

I am approaching 40 and have been married since my early 20's. I have become more than a little frustrated with having to answer incredibly personal questions about my choice to not have children. It is apparently taboo to talk about religion and politics, but confronting me about my reproductive choices is fair game. It is not a choice I made alone, quickly or lightly. My husband and I made it together. I am not "withholding" children or grandchildren from anyone. There is an astonishing lack of understanding over the idea that it is an actual choice, to have a child or not. There is also an amazing lack of support, discussion and resources for those like me, that have made the choice. This is not a blog for kid-haters, or mocking people for having kids. It is a place where we can talk about living full lives, without kids, and without guilt.

Posted on May 9, 2012, in Politics, Rants and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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