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Amendment One: North Carolina gay marriage ban passes

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posted on May, 8 2012 @ 11:03 PM
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Amendment One: North Carolina gay marriage ban passes
Politico -- 5/8/12 10:30 PM EDT


Well they passed a gay marriage ban in North Carolina !!

Voters approved the amendment 60 percent to 40 percent.

The state constitutional amendment will define marriage between one man and one woman.

It seems Obama, The White House and many others leaders are split on the issue.

30 States now have similar laws.


North Carolina overwhelmingly voted Tuesday night in favor of a state constitutional amendment defining marriage between one man and one woman as the only legal union recognized by the state.

The vote makes North Carolina the 30th state to adopt a ban on gay marriage. While North Carolina law already bans same-sex marriage, the amendment means civil unions and potentially other types of domestic partnerships will no longer be recognized legally by the state.




More states will vote on gay marriage later this year. In November, Minnesota voters will cast ballots on a state constitutional amendment defining marriage as solely between one man and one woman. Washington state voters are also expected to consider a gay marriage ban while Maine in November will vote on whether to approve same-sex marriage.

The vote in the key swing state came after a tough couple days for the White House on the issue of gay marriage, which President Barack Obama hasn’t publicly favored. But Vice President Joe Biden and Education Secretary Arne Duncan both publicly endorsed marriage equality in recent days, making their boss look behind the curve in the gay community.




posted on May, 8 2012 @ 11:37 PM
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I may be wrong but I'm pretty sure the last time NC tried to amend their constitution it was to ban interracial marriage, it was eventually overturned by the Supreme court...

Regardless, I don't understand the necessity of people wanting to go so far as to prevent something they don't like. I mean, gays are going to be in loving committed relationships regardless... Its not like that's gonna make them just "go away". It just once again puts you on the wrong side of history in the books. Just my opinion...

I think there are a lot of older people who might remember back to the civil rights movement- a lot of people were wrong then too. And now, the thought of any kind of "separate but equal" seems ridiculous.. Marriage is just that, marriage between two people who truly love each other. I understand the religious side of it, I do. However, I also understand that we live in a wonderful country that's free from that kind of persecution...


 
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posted on May, 8 2012 @ 11:44 PM
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Good for them. Hopefully the Federal Government doesn't come in and disrupt things. The people of NC need to figure it out on their own, and fix it.

Oh, and to clarify, I am pro gay marriage.



posted on May, 8 2012 @ 11:49 PM
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Originally posted by itswhatev
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I may be wrong but I'm pretty sure the last time NC tried to amend their constitution it was to ban interracial marriage, it was eventually overturned by the Supreme court.


Yes, despite voters rejecting gay marriage in 31 states, the Supreme court appears to be indifferent to democracy.

Gay marriage thrown out by all 31 U.S. states where it has been put to vote

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posted on May, 9 2012 @ 03:15 AM
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As the courts should since they are part of the checks and balances in place.

The challenges to the law are not based on same sex marriage, but the constitutional question of equal protection under the law. Even if the Federal Government got involved and decided to allow for federal marriages, its entirely possible they would not be recognized by other states.

While the full faith and credit clause is constantly cited, people fail to understand that Congress is the entity which determines what is covered by that clause.

Arguing same sex marriage should be illegal because the bible / religious texts say its a sin violates the Constitution itself by:
A - creating a law that enforces a religious viewpoint on others.
B - unfairly targets and punishes a segment of the population.

Trying to legislate who a person falls in love with is about as intelligent as trying to legislate who is part of the master race.

Also, North Carolina already had a law outlawing same sex marriage. This bill actually strengthens the law and makes it part of the State Constitution.
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