For those who live in NC know by now that a fight is shaping up on a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. The coverage is showcasing the battle lines. Democrats are coming together and taking the stance the amendment hurts job creation among other things.
Republicans are utilizing African-American ministers to lead their public fight to get the amendment through. This has been an ongoing battle for years, but with the democrats being in control for so long the votes were always blocked. Since the 2010 mid-term elections, when republicans took control of the house and senate.
It seems like they have been using this time to either introduce bad policy, or turn back good policy from years past. On the issue of same-sex marriage, they can finally succumb to southern peer pressure and push this through. If they are successful, NC will no longer be the only southern state without a constitutional prohibition on same-sex marriage.
I for one, hope that they fail. I fully support fight for same-sex marriages, and do not understand the harsh fight against it. We supposedly have the separation of church and state and so any religious reasoning for an amendment should be nullified. Also, I am not sure how it hurts straight couples to allow same-sex marriages. How would allowing this impact your marriage, or what your marriage means? Marriage is supposed to be a life long commitment between two people who love each other. This should be the case regardless of the sexes involved.
With divorce rates hovering around the 50% mark, it seems straight couples have their own problem protecting the sanctity of marriage. So here’s to hoping that the current attack on same-sex marriage fails, and NC can hold off peer pressure.