Pam Spaulding on the North Carolina loss

Pam Spaulding, who is from North Carolina:

The majority of North Carolinians voting today don’t believe that my civil marriage (legal depending on what state we travel to), should be recognized. While perhaps some subset probably didn’t know they were banning civil unions and domestic partnerships (at this point, one has to believe these folks are pretty dense), the most vocal proponents of Amendment One not only wanted to “protect marriage,” they wanted to punish lesbian and gay couples. Apparently even at the expense of economic development and jobs or collateral harms to unmarried opposite couples and children, or what will now be legal chaos over all of these harms and the possible impact on private contracts as well.

It’s hard to view anyone who believes that is moral in any sense of the definition.

But what they cannot do is shove our relationships back into a closet. We are here, we are families. We are taxpayers.


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