Since when does freedom of religion require the "freedom" to cram your religion down someone else's throat?! OK, so you're against same-sex marriages, and apparently ALL same-sex unions... but does their existence in any way curtail your rights? You just used the Constitution to curtail theirs.
One of the overriding principles of the Constitution is that one person's rights end where the next person's rights begin. NC has officially forgotten about that.
Congratulations, NC is now among 20 states leading the race to the bottom. The others that constitutionally ban any legal standing for a same-sex union or partnership are:
The other states that have amendments defining marriage do not take a constitutional stance on same-sex unions.
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