Wednesday, September 14, 2011

30 Bigots and a Hatred of Gays

So it looks like the NC Senate has followed the lead from the NC House's decision to pass a bill to amend the state constitution to define marriage as one man/one woman.

From Pam's Houseblend:
The people of North Carolina will decide what civil rights I have regarding my personal committed relationship because I’m not heterosexual. I happen to be legally married (since 2004, where Kate and tied the legal knot in Vancouver, B.C. Canada).

In a vote of 30 to 16 the NC Senate has passed the bill as well.

If you live in NC you can go here to identify your Senator.

You can then go here to see how the Senators voted (notice that of the 46 who voted its a perfect partisan divide).

So as they say, "Shit. Just. Got. Real."

Yes it is real. Real as in now this coming May this amendment will be put up to a popular vote.

This could get ugly.


Meticulous Mouser said...

This could get very ugly, indeed. This state has so many real problems (healthcare, joblessness, starving families, and more), so I just don't understand why this has taken priority.

We love who we love. I can't understand why some people want to get in the way of that. We're surrounded by so much ugly every single day--its unavoidable. Something as wonderful and beautiful as love should be encouraged and treasured, not stomped all over by closed-minded, hateful, greedy people.

Danny said...

I know right? BTW are you also living in NC Mouser?