Shame On North Carolina!

I’m sad to report that the voters of North Carolina voted in favor of Amendment One today.  Although the final votes have not been fully counted, the vote has been called.  The state already had a statute banning same-sex marriage.  Today, it went even further to promote discrimination.

The problem is that Amendment One goes even further than prohibiting same-sex marriage.  In fact, it could have strong negative consequences for heterosexual couples, as well.  With all the anti-gay hype surrounding the ballot measure, many North Carolina voters weren’t even fully aware of what the Amendment would actually do.

It always saddens me when religious hysteria takes over otherwise sane and rational minds.  In this case, that’s a pretty fair assessment of what happened.  Televangelist Billy Graham’s 14-page ad against the amendment is a perfect example.

“The Bible is clear—God’s definition of marriage is between a man and a woman. I want to urge my fellow North Carolinians to vote for the marriage amendment,” read the advertisement.

It looks like Billy boy didn’t fully understand the darn thing, either.

In an earlier post today, I noted that only 36 percent of North Carolina voters understood the clear meaning of the amendment they were about to vote on!  Um, that means that an overwhelming 64 percent of the voters had no idea!  If that doesn’t frighten you, it should.  Gay or straight, there’s no excuse for not understanding what you are actually casting a vote to accomplish.  Period.

The end result:  discrimination and restriction of civil rights.

Shame on you, North Carolina.


Stay connected with our Social Media Pages:

Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law blog on Facebook for all blog posts from this blog as well as additional stories and links of interest to the LGBT community. 

Attorney O’s Midnight Musings Blog on Facebook for all blog posts from that blog as well as other legal news.

Law Offices of Irene C. Olszewski, LLC on Facebook


Law Offices of Irene C. Olszewski, LLC on Twitter

Be sure to LIKE our pages and become a follower!


Disclaimer: The information, comments and links posted on the blog do not constitute legal advice. I will not respond to any specific legal questions in the comments section of this blog.  Read my entire disclaimer.

copyright 2012 Irene C. Olszewski


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s