The Last Time North Carolina Amended Their Constitution Was To…
By now you’ve learned that North Carolina voters overwhelmingly approved a measure to change their state’s constitution to ban any recognition of relationships that aren’t heterosexual marriages. While the goal may have been to prevent same-sex couples from marrying, Amendment One also bans civil unions, and will have negative consequences for unmarried heterosexual couples as well.
North Carolina joins 30 other states in literally writing discrimination into their constitutions. And if you needed any further contextual proof, look no further than the last time North Carolina amended their constitution on the subject of marriage – to ban interracial marriage.
That kind of says it all right there, doesn’t it?
On a personal note, my partner Nick and I currently have two pals from North Carolina staying with us here in New Orleans. They are here on their honeymoon, and they have apologized to us profusely for the antiquated bigotry that their fellow citizens just signed into law. Law that will one day soon be struck down by the United States Supreme Court, but law nonetheless.
Shame on you, North Carolina.