north carolina is set to vote on an amendment to the state constitution. the amendment reads:
Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State.
the state law already says that a man-women marriage is the only marriage recognized by the state.
now we are voting on the is amendment on may 8th.
opponents of the amendment say that if it is passed, women will not be able to protect themselves against men they have restraining orders againsts. They say that children willl be taken out of homes and placed up for adoption.. Other parents may lose visitation or custody rights.
my question is, are these concerns legitimate. And since the state already has the law on the books outlawing gay marriage, why would the amendment change anything about kids and women? It seems to me that everything would remain the same, the only thing the amendment would do is prevent the courts from overturning the law thats already on the books.
0 • •