Amendment One

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.


4 thoughts on “Amendment One

  1. I don’t know… this has been a topic since roman times (pre middle ages), and to think that this has only been an issue of ‘recent history’ seems to be common in most people’s thought process on the topic. Kinda of like how people think we (the USA) can ‘create’ peace in the middle east… something that hasn’t happened in thousands of years. I would probably end up on the ‘other side’ of you on this topic, which is why I love america. We can be on totally opposite ends of the spectrum, and still express our individual opinions without free of imprisonment or other reprisals. My $0.02 on the topic.


  2. I am sorry but I am not a bigot! I have no right to judge anyone for the way they live. I voted for the amendment because I feel that is the way God intended it to be. I DO NOT hate a person for their lifestyle—I hate the lifestyle. I was taught to love the sinner but hate the sin. If you do not feel it is a sin that is your opinion and because I am a human being I have a right to my opinion as well. Thank you for your generosity—you have a great talent.


  3. I agree with you one hundred percent. We are all too prejudice and cannot love others as they are unless they are like us., That is BS in my opinion. Mind you it has taken me many years to grow up and realize things are not so black and white.


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