You can not compare someones sexual preference vs some ones race. A race is something your born into. Sexual preference is a choice. Its like comparing an apple to a rock. This country despise absolute truth. Everyone is suppose to support what everyone else thinks. It shouldn't even be called a Gay marriage. Marriage is something sacred and honoring before God. Not adam and steve or madam and eve.
This is what they do when they don't get their way. Hurling insults and holding protests against the will of the people shows their true hatred of this country. If this were a Conservative saying this, liberals would still be screaming and pointing fingers.
People's right shouldn't be subject to the will of the people. Yes, majority should rule, but the rights of the minority need to be protected. Amendment One walks all over the rights of the minority, just like the 1875 amendment that prohibited interracial marriages.
And don't give me the moral crap. We're not all Christians, and thus should not have Christian morals forced upon us. One person's rights end where the next person's rights begin, and a union between two men or two women who commit to a lifetime partnership in no way infringes upon the marriage rights of a man and a woman. And if it was just about marriage, you wouldn't have voted to outlaw the recognition of civil unions too.
"People's right shouldn't be subject to the will of the people."
Agreed. Now what "rights" are we talking about? Marriage is a licensed behavior, such as driving a car or becoming an architect. Licensing is regulated by the state, and is subject to rejection. This is a rare case where the people get to have a say in license regulations. These arguments that you and so many others are making would apply if the issue was voting against being gay - not the allowing of homosexual marriage. You have every right to be gay and live a gay lifestyle - having a vote by the majority on that right would be what you are saying. Not simply upholding the current definition of marriage as it has always been.
"And don't give me the moral crap. We're not all Christians, and thus should not have Christian morals forced upon us."
And I would say we're not all gay either - so don't force your beliefs on the rest of us. I have absolutely no problem at all with homosexuals, and their lifestyle. I would adamantly defend one's right to the sexual preference of their choosing, and would never support any effort to deny such rights. However, marriage is not a right. Marriage is defined as one man and one woman - and we simply upheld that current definition.
The thing that motivated me to vote for this amendment was not the idea of homosexuals getting married - it was all of the collateral damage that has happened in other states. Such as, if a church doesn't want to marry two men, because it is against their doctrine, the state forces them to, because it is the law. Where all all the separation of church and state folks then? Children in school are forced to learn about the gay lifestyle and how absolutely normal it is for Johnny to have two daddies just as much as a mommy and a daddy - and parents cannot opt out of this teaching, because it is the LAW. These things infringe far too much on my sense of liberty, and I could not tolerate it in good conscience. That's the real damage - far more than gay marriage.
Marriage was established by God, who defines marriage as being between a man and a woman. Marriage is not a constitutional right; it's not in the US Constitution. It's a privilege; a HOLY ceremony performed by clergy to santify the union of a man and a woman, according to God's Word. Even so, there were many people who voted for this amendment not because they're Christians, but because they believe in morality and they believe that marriage should not be between two men or two women.
We're a democracy. Like it or not, the majority rules; and the majority of the State of North Carolina have spoken loud and clear.
You may not like it, but it is what it is.
Even if you disagree with the amendment, selecting the first option and agreeing with Perdue's statement makes you look at stupid and ignorant as she is. The correct answer, no matter what side of the issue you are on, is C.
It is in very poor taste for a sitting governor to make broad, disparaging remarks about another state. Regardless of where a person stands on the issue of the amendment, Perdue has insulted Mississippi and North Carolina. It is a shame that we have a governor who demonstrates such a lack of tact, prudence, and respect.
Who cares about gay marriage. The world needs to concentrate on more important things. Especially here in the US. There are dead beat dads out there and hungry children. There are elderly people who have to decide to pay the light bill or buy medicines. This country is so backwards. Stop worrying about everyone's private life and start helping solve the real problems like hungry children and hungry elderly. Let medicaid and medicare help the people who work and stop giving to the ones that will not get off their butt and work. Medicaid would not be broke if they would help the people that want to make something of themself. Make the welfare program for the people who will work not the lazy. We could help so many more if the system really worked correctly. Get rid of the corrupt officials and the nepitism in this country.
Governor Purdue has perfected a special brand of arragonce towards her consituents. Probably explains why she is a ONE SHOT Politician. "Sounds good in prepared advertising but folds when the tele-prompter is gone"