With many of you in my home of North Carolina still asleep, I hope that when you wake up to go to the polls that you are aware of the implications of Amendment One.
For starters, I understand the religious debate. There was even some debate going on after I posted a facebook status about voting against. What people need to understand is that gay marriage is already illegal in North Carolina, so a vote in favor of Amendment One is not affirming that you don’t approve of gay marriage. Adversely, a vote against Amendment One does not legalize gay marriage.
The amendment reads:
Constitutional amendment to provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized by this State.
There are four key words here.
ONLY DOMESTIC LEGAL UNION
This is where the difference lies between those who are against amendment one and those who do not understand what amendment one really means.
This means that all other relationships, including civil unions and domestic partnerships, will not be recognized legally. This has many effects on people, including children, whether they be gay or straight.
If you are looking at amendment one from strictly a religious standpoint, I understand how you could be thinking differently about this issue. I respect your beliefs. You have every right to believe what you would like, but just because you believe something differently in respect to religion does not mean that you have the legal right to impose your beliefs on other people. Amendment One will TAKE AWAY rights from families in North Carolina.
If you’re apathetic, vote against; the North Carolina constitution will not change.
If you don’t understand what amendment one will do, vote against.vote against.
Amendment one is unconstitutional.
You can find more information at the Vote Against facebook page.
Protect ALL NC families.
It is May 8 and it is now time to use your voice.
Vote AGAINST Amendment One.