This Tuesday, voters will decide whether to add an amendment to the state’s constitution that would ban same-sex marriage and civil unions, as well as domestic partnerships.
Same sex marriage is already prohibited in North Carolina.
Amendment One states that “Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state.” If the Amendment is passed, it would not only take away legal protections for gay and lesbian families in North Carolina, it would also get rid of straight domestic partnerships and other currently legal cohabitation arrangements which in turn will affect laws – including domestic violence protections, spousal visitation rights, and health care coverage.
If it’s not passed, absolutely nothing will change for the citizens of the state. Again, same sex marriage is already prohibited in North Carolina.
As the days count down to the election, even if you don’t live in North Carolina or know anyone who does, it can’t hurt to let people know about the ridiculous, pointless laws being proposed in our country that will hurt both gay and straight couples if passed.
Here are a few places you can take action and learn more about what’s going down on Tuesday: