Great article on why you should vote AGAINST amendment One on May 8th… even if you are against Same Sex Marriage.
The pertinent observation is that Amendment One is not about marriage. Perhaps the greatest lie of this election season, which we all know is full of lies and half-truths, is that it is. If the legislators giving us Amendment One had wanted to write a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, they could have done so in simple language. I’ll even suggest some language here: “Marriages between individuals of the same gender are not valid in North Carolina.” Incidentally, North Carolina already has a law that says just that, enacted in 1995. Clearly, if our legislators believe that a majority of us want a law banning gay marriage, they know how to write one. And yet, that is not what they’ve written in this instance. Instead, Amendment One, before voters on May 8th, says: “Marriage between a man and a woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State.”