Religious Bigotry Wins The Day In North Carolina – Amendment One Passes
North Carolina finally joined the rest of the South in discriminating against homosexuals by voting a ban on same sex marriage in to the state’s constitution. It had previously been banned “only” through statute but in the newly radicalized Republican Party, that wasn’t enough.
North Carolina went further by not only outlawing same sex marriage but possibly civil unions as well. According to the Washington Post, “Amendment One declares that “marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state.”
Any government that can dictate who you can and cannot marry is, by definition, not a small government. Conservatives and Republicans are liars when they make the claim that they want the government out of their lives. They’re quite content to control your sex life and, if you are a woman, your body. What they really mean is that they want government out of the way of corporate profits. Everyone else is fair game.
In the long run, though, it won’t matter. Just as the right failed to stop interracial marriage, so, too, will they fail to stop the tide of history and in thirty years they will claim they were the ones that supported the LGBT community all along.