Before we can begin to discuss why North Carolina’s recent law is ‘STUPID, Discriminatory & Hateful’ we must first ask, “What is amendment one?”
Yesterday (May 8) voters saw aballot that said this law will provide a “constitutional amendment to provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State.” The outcome however is that “marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in [North Carolina]. This section does not prohibit a private party from entering into contracts with another private party; nor does this section prohibit courts from adjudicating the rights of private parties pursuant to such contracts.”
It’s too vague: For someone to read a simple, one-line statement saying one thing but the outcome is more dangerous than jumping off the Empire State Building is unfair to the people. Courts will now have to research and interpret every case in detail before making a decision.
In the words of Sweet Brown, “Ain’t nobody got time for that!” Saying no to people seeking court protection will be more popular than the ‘just say no to drugs’ campaign.
Straight couples will suffer, too: The statement on the ballot reads to only ban same sex marriage. However, the full amendment reads that marriage is the only legal union the state will recognize. If your boyfriend/girlfriend is in the hospital on life support and their hateful mother decides to pull the plug… you have no say in the decision because you’re not married. R.I.P.
Domestic violence rights disappear: Not married to your lover of 7 years who all of a sudden decided to see if those ‘Tae Bo: Kickboxing Mania’ tricks actually work and you end up with a black eye. Put that phone down. 9-1-1 cannot help you.
Amending this amendment can take up to 10 years in court. On the bright side, Neosporin can heal all your bruises in 2 weeks!
Children benefits: Tasha had 4 children before she met you BUT you want prove your love Tasha by putting her kids on your insurance. HA! All them brats are uninsured today!
Let’s hope nothing horrible happens and the crappy state coverage refuses to pay for their meds.
In another article, Tami Fitzgerald who heads the pro-amendment group Vote FOR Marriage NC stated, “I think it sends a message to the rest of the country that marriage is between one man and one woman. The whole point is simply that you don’t rewrite the nature of God’s design based on the demands of a group of adults.”
Really? People who can’t even stick to a diet plan they set for themselves last week want me to live by a book written over 2,000 years ago? This “design” that supposedly came from God was written in part by one man, finished by another, transcribed in Greek, Latin, edited by selfish, greedy Kings along the way, and then rewritten in English. Nobody can prove to me that even of the fourteen different versions of the Bible on sale today which one holds true to “God’s design.” That book been ran through more times than every hoe on your street and has more edits in it than the next Twilight movie.
Ugh. As far as I’m concerned all naysayers can keep their book, their vote, and their bullshit.