Two Anti-Gay Marriage Supporters Say NC Amendment Goes Too Far

This is similar to what I wrote before regarding the NC amendment. One of the writers campaigned for California’s Prop 8, and the other has been a vocal opponent of gay marriage. But…

(Raleigh N&O) But as marriage advocates, we oppose the state marriage amendment now being debated in North Carolina. We hope that when North Carolinians go to the polls on May 8 they will defeat this measure. Let us explain.

The proposed amendment states that “marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state.”

That’s a big mouthful, and it goes well beyond the issue of same-sex marriage. For one thing, it means that North Carolina could not, now or ever, take any step or devise any policy to extend legal recognition and protection to same-sex couples. No domestic partnership laws. No civil unions. Nothing.

The comments section at the N&O is getting pretty heated, but, the authors have some good points, some others, not so much. I’d like to see this amendment defeated, then brought back up without the civil union piece.

In reality, I’d like to see the whole issue left to religious organizations, alas, government has become too involved in marriage to start with. Seriously, one actually needs a license to get married?

Be that as it may, North Carolinians support the Amendment by 58%.

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2 Responses to “Two Anti-Gay Marriage Supporters Say NC Amendment Goes Too Far”

  1. harp1034 says:

    Why should people have to give their Social Security number on order to get a marriage license? Does the information go into some gov’t data base?

  2. That’s a good point. Besides the fact that a SS is supposed to be only valid for use with the SS Administration.

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