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Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Forces of Hatred Defeated In North Carolina
The forces of bigotry were turned back at the polls yesterday as citizens of North Carolina voted to amend their state constitution to define marriage as being between a man and a woman. The above map indicates the counties that voted for adding the language to the constitution (in green) and against it (in red). The two western counties in red barely passed with 51% to 49% votes. It would seem that the strategy of stealing signs from traditional marriage supporters backfired and the citizens then did the right thing by approving this measure. One thing not mentioned by the opponents of trditional marriage was the specific language to be included in the constitutional amendment...
"With the passage of this amendment, a new Section 6 was added to Article 14 of the North Carolina Constitution, which reads as follows: “Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State. This section does not prohibit a private party from entering into contracts with another private party; nor does this section prohibit courts from adjudicating the rights of private parties pursuant to such contracts.”
Of course, to mention that would begin to take the only arguments the Left had going for them (emotion based arguments) off the table and the last thing the Pink Hand desires in these matters is rational discussion on the matter.