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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