07:25 – Amendment One passed 61% to 39%. Barbara said this morning that she’s about to give up on voting. What’s the point, she asks, when a contemptible measure like Amendment One can be not just passed but passed by a landslide? The Southern Baptists are very proud of themselves. Bastards.
Although this was referred to as the “Gay Marriage” amendment, it’s much more than that. Gay marriage was already illegal in North Carolina, more’s the pity. This amendment forbids the North Carolina government from recognizing any relationship other than a marriage between one man and one woman, including civil unions and domestic partnerships. So now the state of North Carolina is officially opposed not just to human decency, but to the US Constitution as well. Expect a series of expensive, drawn-out legal challenges, ultimately concluding with the repeal of this obnoxious, evil, and unenforceable Amendment. All thanks to religious nutters and their insistence on forcing their twisted beliefs on everyone else. Bastards.