24 Sep '11, 2am

No Promised Concession in NC Gay Marriage Amendment

The North Carolina Legislature recently passed a constitutional amendment to codify the state’s existing ban on same-sex marriage, but the exact language of the question which has always been a source of concern appears even more restrictive than what the Republican leadership had said would be put before voters. Indeed, this version of the constitutional amendment would appear to ban not just same-sex marriage and civil unions but also domestic partnerships regardless of sexual orientation. Amendment 1 that will appear on the May 8 primary ballot asks voters to decide for or against a constitutional amendment “to provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state.” The ballot question’s second sentence was supposed to add that the amendment doesn’t prohibit businesses from offering benefits ...

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