Buncha bigoted people trying to push their religion on others in this state - makes me ashamed to be a native North Carolinian. Why should a gay or lesbian couple not be able to be married by a magistrate? They're not asking for your church to marry them. The way it stands now, the gov't is already discriminating gays/lesbians via NC law, now the Republicans want to add it to the constitution as well?
The last time the NC constitution addressed marriage, it was to ban mixed-race marriages back in the 1800's. This wasn't ruled unconstitutional until the 1970's. Seems to me we're moving backwards in our thinking.
Even the sponsor of this initiative said he thinks it will be overturned with the next generation of voters, who are more open-minded.
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