The time is near for primary voting in NC. North Carolinians will also have the chance to vote for or against amendment 1.
Here is the truth!
Amendment One: redefines marriage as between only a man and a woman, it does not legalize same-sex marriage.
A child of an unmarried parent could lose their health care and prescription drug coverage, putting the child’s health at risk.
A child could be taken away from a committed parent who has loved them their entire life if something happens to the other parent.
It threatens existing child custody and visitation rights that are designed to protect the best interests of a child.
Domestic violence protections could only apply to married couples.
A single or widowed senior couple could be forced to marry to keep their legal protections, which would cause them to lose benefits such as pensions, health care, and social security.
Marriage for gay and lesbian couples is already banned in our state. But the impact of the amendment is so broad that it snares not only gay and lesbian couples and their children in its legal net, but also any unmarried couple and their children.
Amendment One bans all other legal relationship recognitions—prohibiting North Carolina from ever recognizing civil unions and domestic partnerships. Thousands of North Carolinians rely on these legal protections. Removing these rights creates far-reaching and long-lasting harms for families from all walks of life.
Amendment One would interfere with protections for unmarried couples to visit one another in the hospital and to make emergency medical and financial decisions if one partner is incapacitated.
Amendment One protects no one. Instead it automatically strips North Carolina families and children of basic health care, threatens parental rights, and throws basic protections like domestic violence laws into what many are calling "legal chaos"
Most people who are going to vote for this feel that it will protect families. They think that if it fails same-sex marriage will be legal. The reason they think such things is because they are being lied to by their churches and conservative parties. I tried to get a sign for my yard against the amendment but their are no more available. However, many of the ones that have been purchased have been vandalized or stolen from yards. If you live in NC or know people who do PLEASE encourage them to learn the truth and go vote AGAINST amendment one. I have convinced many family and friends to go and vote against this insanity.
Here is just one video of a pastor telling lies to his congregation so they will vote for the amendment.
I was unable to embed the video, please go here and watch. It appears to have been made by a xtian who is against amendment one and the lies.
I cannot believe that in 2012 our country is moving backwards. Terrifying!