| Seth Keel, center, is consoled by his boyfriend Ian Chambers, left, and his mother |
Jill Hinton, during a concession speech at an Amendment One opposition party
at The Stockroom at 230 in downtown Raleigh. TRAVIS LONG
One tweet even proclaimed the 1000's of employers will now look elsewhere to hire new employees. Of course they will, except they won't be looking at the 30 other states that have already approved the same law.
There was also much of the Christ, and God argument, and the what would Jesus do angle, saying he would love everyone regardless of their sexual orientation. Then there was the gays are people too, and that even if the amendment passed it will be repealed in no time.
Funny in the same breath they also pointed out that there is already a law on the books that prohibits gay marriage and that Amendment 1 isn't really needed.
The passage of Amendment 1, is simply a wake up call for Charlotte, many of those who live here live in a bubble. The sad truth is they do, and Charlotte is the bubble. North Carolina is for the most part, a backwards, hicksville utopia. I personally like it that way.
I voted for the Amendment.
I'm not against gay marriage, I'm against change. I loath change. I liked it when the Bobcats were the Hornets and they played at the Coliseum rather than in the dark cave like cablebox. Back when Winston Salem was the home of the best run airline in the country (Piedmont). I prefer Duke Power to Duke Progress. I miss "Southern Bell" and the annual Shine Bowl played at Memorial Stadium.
I'd rather stores stay closed on Sunday, that some counties remain "dry" and that old traditions like, opening doors for a woman remain.
I rather not have to guess, who is the husband and who is the wife.
I don't like change, change in Charlotte has brought little good over the last 20 years.
The bottom line, "New and Improved" is not necessarily better.
Cedar's Final Word:
The crazy left went all in on this issue, the outright lies they used to try to move people to action is sad. On the pro marriage front and for the most part the conservative republicans are holding an "ace up the sleeve" by adding this to the state constitution, they have created a very large hurtle for the next democratically controlled state house to overcome. Well played I think.
Having said that, I would expect that one day, two guys getting married will be common place even in North Carolina. Maybe by then I won't even try to guess if the "question sexual" named "Kim" behind the counter is a, really feminine guy or a just a flat chested ugly girl.