It seems North Carolina has shot itself in the foot with the recent vote for Amendment One. Now we have the dubious distinction of being home to the Andy Bigot show. So much for less government from our conservative friends. They may use the poorly written mandate to cut benefits for all those that do not fit into the narrow definition of marriage, such as single parents, widows, widowers, civil unions, etc. Certainly, the “vote for marriage” signs promoting the amendment were misrepresentations. With a 50 percent divorce rate in the U.S., it seems marriage has its own inherent problems! And shame on churches that jumped on their religious high horse. I thought they preached love in those buildings?
Of course, this is for naught anyway, as Amendment One is a complete violation of the First Amendment in the federal Bill of Rights. And no doubt, it will be challenged as such.
Strange, while unemployment persists, people continue to lose their homes, the climate falls apart, species go extinct and starvation persists, some are so obsessed with what we do with our private parts.
On another note: The anti-Obama climate and money have been so strong, it may give him a boost for the next election. After all, they say what you resist persists. Besides, love always conquers hate. Have a great day.
— Rudranath Beharrysingh