North Carolina Reminds Us How Much They Don’t Care For Same Sex Couples
Same sex marriage was already outlawed in North Carolina but the state’s government is driving the point home by making sure any relationship of that kind will not be legally recognized.
A referendum (called North Carolina Amendment One) was just held and a statewide vote was passed that made sure way beyond prohibiting same sex marriage, civil unions and potentially other types of domestic partnerships will no longer be legally recognized either. The new law is very clear with its intentions, decreeing “marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State.” Roughly 61 percent of NC voters cast their ballots in favor of the amendment, showing that support for the amendment was strong.
“Tonight’s results are an unfortunate reminder that the fight for civil rights in our state is not yet over,” the North Carolina Democratic Party wrote in a statement. “Writing discrimination into our Constitution is wrong. The State Constitution exists to protect the rights of our citizens- not to take them away. Despite this setback, north Carolina Democrats will continue to fight for all of our citizens.”
North Carolina is now the 30th state with a constitutional amendment outlawing same sex marriage, which is only legal in just six states plus Washington, D.C.