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Amendment 1 Would Take Away My Daughter’s Health Insurance (VIDEO)

Amendment 1 Would Take Away My Daughter’s Health Insurance (VIDEO)

 

North Carolina voters go to the ballot on May 8 where they will decide whether to enact Amendment 1, language to enshrine the state’s gay marriage ban in the constitution. But because the ban outlaws all marriage-like partnerships it would also get rid of straight domestic partnerships and other currently legal cohabitation arrangements which in turn will effect laws including domestic violence protections, spousal visitation rights, and health care coverage.

Here is one mother talking about how she fears Amendment 1 will take away her daughter’s health care coverage:

 

Recent polls suggest that a significant proportion of voters are still undecided about whether to support the ban.

North Carolina remains the only Southern state not to have a constitutional amendment enshrining a ban on same-sex marriage.

The state’s GOP has been widely criticized for trying to support the amendment with lies such as that there is a pressing need for putting this language in the constitution so as to protect children.

The reality is that the amendment would in fact risk harming families.

To find out about the other harms Amendment 1 will create, please click here.

 

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Amendment 1 Takes Away Domestic Violence Protections (VIDEO)


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4:08PM PDT on May 8, 2012

@ Rob D...I'm willing to bet you never even got your sorry ass out to vote. You probably think everyone thinks like you. Most bigots do and are all talk and no action...except when it's dark and then attack like the cowards they are. I came here from the north and see more people coming down from places like New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. A lot of the reasons are that real estate is so much lower here and they can get 3X the house for the same money. A lot are retired and pretty progressive. A lot of the natives are just like Rob, but some aren't, so all we can do is hope for the best. Rob is a prime example of our "rednecks."

4:08PM PDT on May 8, 2012

@ Rob D...I'm willing to bet you never even got your sorry ass out to vote. You probably think everyone thinks like you. Most bigots do and are all talk and no action...except when it's dark and then attack like the cowards they are. I came here from the north and see more people coming down from places like New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. A lot of the reasons are that real estate is so much lower here and they can get 3X the house for the same money. A lot are retired and pretty progressive. A lot of the natives are just like Rob, but some aren't, so all we can do is hope for the best. Rob is a prime example of our "rednecks."

3:54PM PDT on May 8, 2012

I'm only one person, but I voted against it today.

8:07AM PDT on May 8, 2012

@ Rob D.. “We choose to NOT pay for the insurance and benefits of non-family member of government employees! “ Do we also choose to let billionaires avoid paying for ANYThING ?



6:41AM PDT on May 8, 2012

Thanks.

10:28AM PDT on May 7, 2012

Amendment 1 = More big government

6:54AM PDT on May 7, 2012

PLEASE CHECK OUT THE FACTS...I HATE IT WHEN POLITICIANS AND GROUPS LIE TO INFLUENCE A VOTE!
Your rights are not taken away when it comes to domestic violence, health insurance, nor spousal visitation rights...

http://law.onecle.com/north-carolina/50b-domestic-violence/index.html

Health insurance cover children all the time...whether the parents are married or not!!!

Spousal visitation rights do not apply to same sex couples anyway...and gay-marriage is illegal in NC as it is...this is just added protection.

Propaganda has been used to turn Amendment One from the Marriage Amendment as it strictly is...it restricts no one...homosexuals nor heterosexuals from being protected by domestic violence...ALL are protected by NC STATUE 50B...men...women...children...homosexual and heterosexuals alike!
The amendment is not on the ballet as a democratic or republican issue BUT to ensure that GOD'S institution of marriage between a MAN...born MAN & WOMAN born WOMAN is not changed...GOD himself established THAT institution...that the GOVERNMENT decided to step in a try N manage for monetary gain via MARRIAGE LICENCE...
VOTE for the candidate of ur choice...one who will do the most for ur city n state...
but for this issue...it's truly BLACK N WHITE...no grey areas...POLITICIANS are spewing lies to go along with a STAND ALONE AMENDMENT to ppl they know won't search for themselves...
Make an informed decision...VOTE!
What you do as a couple homosexuals or heterosexual I

9:17PM PDT on May 6, 2012

US Southern states- making sure the Middle Ages never goes away.

7:36PM PDT on May 6, 2012

thank you!!

11:28AM PDT on May 6, 2012

Rob D. are you naive? we dont get to decide where our tax dollars go, we are sometimes given the illusion that we do. And who are you to say who should and should not be married? Seriously, who do you think you are? Marriage is for people who love each other and want their relationship to be protected under the law, marriage is a contract that gives protections under the law, thats what us gays want. Equal protection for the same quality of a relationship. You can pretend that somehow opposite-sex marriages are somehow more scared or better, but keep your bigotry and ignorance to yourself. If you against gay marriage, dont marry someone of your own gender and dont attend our ceremonies, believe me, we dont want bigots at them! Get over yourself.

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