It's embarrassing, I'm not going to lie. I hate that my home state is reverting back to its backward hick roots.
What a shocker that the seven most educated counties in the state voted NO. The other 93, Mayberry USA, voted YES. If they really want to protect marriage they should pass an Amendment that bans divorce.
The Republicans finally took the majority of the state government this year and this is the bullshit they wasted their time and money putting on the ballot even though unemployment is thru roof, and despite the fantastic universities in this state, our public schools rank 36th out of 50. Bravo.
There were some prominent local Republicans that voted NO and I respect them for that. At least they are staying true to their "less government" roots. The rest are hypocrites.
I don't want to have to give my "we don't vote on civil rights" speech again, but this is why. Minority rights shouldn't be subject to majority rule. I have the supreme court sorts this out like they should.
You are 100% correct Ginny. Majorities should not be voting on minorities' rights.
Jim Crow was completely and wholly supported in this state. NC was the second to last state to recognize interracial marriages.
Yet I saw a black man in front of my polling station with a "HONK IF YOU VOTE YES" sign. I wanted to stop and ask him what would MLK support, but I questioned my right to challenge a black man about MLK, given that I am a white guy, and though I know a lot of about the struggle, have not experienced it personally.
Civil rights should be guaranteed for everyone, period. The separation of church and state is essential for a good democracy. I saw some yahoo on a local news message board today wrote that his son's rights were being taken away because he was not allowed to enjoy a Christmas tree in his classroom because some Buddhist kid would be offended, therefore gay people should just deal too. Very sad.