Respecting committed couples
May 8, 2012
The Huffington Post reports, "North Carolina voters go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to add a measure banning gay marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships to the state's constitution, in addition to the state's statutory prohibition against recognition of same-sex marriage."
Progressive Point: Every committed couple should be able to declare their love in public, and more importantly everyone should have the opportunity to take care of the person they love. Amendments like the one they are trying to pass today in North Carolina go past banning gay marriage and hurt devoted families and all domestic partnerships.
The government shouldn't be picking and choosing which marriages they'll respect and which ones they'll ignore. All married couples deserve the same legal protections. We could use more committed couples willing to fight as hard for their marriages as gay couples do.
Get the Facts: Via ProgressNC, on the amendment being voted on today: