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.