Have you actually taken a look at the amendment and all the fine print that comes with it?
While I have looked at it from both sides and read both the 'for' and 'against' perspective, what turned me to against it was the snowballing effect it will have on any unwed couple (gay/straight) in NC.
I am a married stay at home mom and I personally believe that a person should be able to marry whomever they wish. Yes, I am married to a man and we live in a christian family. I could care less, if my neighbor is a lesbian or a gay that is living with their life partner. What they do on their own time is their business, not mine, so it doesn't effect me. I have my god to answer to and so do they.
What does effect me is what this amendment is trying to sweep under the rug. This isn't just about turning same sex marriages illegal by state constitution, but taking away basic rights as a human being to both heterosexuals and homosexuals.
Have you seen where protective orders of couples both hetero and homosexuals -that just live together- will not be as upheld as those against men and women that are married?
Adoption of a child would be impossible if you were not in a marriage between one man and one woman. This means singles, unwed men and women, etc.
Did you noticed that in North Carolina marriage is still considered between one man and one woman? So technically we do not need a constitutional amendment that states what NC already considers to be the only accepted type of marriage.
We don't need an amendment that is going to take up our tax dollars, if passed, while it is held up in the court systems for years upon year. That money can be funneled into our education system where it is desperately needed. Don't think it will happen... watch. It will and it will be every North Carolinian's tax dollars that foot the bill in Raleigh. I'll be waiting when it happens to say I told you so.
What happened to separation of church and state? That the churches would not impose their thoughts on the government and vice versa? This amendment is doing exactly that; adding church views to the political arena by masking itself as an amendment.
Since when does this have anything to do with communism? It doesn't, so I believe that we can agree to disagree about everything you posted that didn't have a thing to do with this amendment.
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