Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Gay marriage ban passes in North Carolina
As expected, a constitutional amendment banning legal recognition of any family besides one man/one woman. Gay marriage was already illegal by NC state law, but a majority of voters decided that wasn't quite enough. This is one of those issues that should be settled. We have had states ranging from liberal Vermont to fairly-conservative Iowa institute marriage equality, and yet, so far as I'm aware there have been no data showing that any of the doomsday predictions of the "traditional values" set are happening. So we're left with a situation where one side's position is being actively and thoroughly discredited. I wonder how NC voters will feel in the future when they will know they were on the wrong side of history.