Today, I’m sorry to say that I am ashamed to be a North Carolinian. I know I don’t usually post on controversial subjects, but this one has got me so steamed that I need to vent. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. The freedom to think as we please is part of what makes our country so great, but, unfortunately, our narrow-minded Puritan roots are showing.
The results are in and Amendment One has passed. Apparently most of my fellow Tarheels agree that “marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state”. Not only do I feel this sentiment to be unfair, but think it asinine that such bigotry and discrimination should be written into our state’s constitution.
Then again, this is a state where it is still, technically, illegal for a woman to move in with her boyfriend before they are married. This state, and the rest of the South, need to wake up. It is the twenty-first century, people, not the Middle Ages.