Topic of the day
"Something You Do Every Day"
At some time during the day, every day, I sit in this chair and have a little visit with Harley, drink my coffee, read and piddle about on my iPad.
Today there will be one thing different.
Today there will also be a box of tissue close by to wipe my nose and dry my tears in between fits of anger that the State of North Carolina voted to pass a nasty piece of poorly written bigotry posing as an amendment to our state constitution. Amendment One is "supposed" to be about banning same sex marriage (WHY this is an issue for anyone baffles me! Why does same sex marriage scare people? WHAT on earth is the problem? And do you really want the government sticking its nose into our personal lives to this extent anyway?!).
The issue of same sex marriage is already addressed in the State of NC Constitution, so this amendment is simply government and "religious" sanctioned bigotry. The last time North Carolina amended their constitution on marriage it was to ban interracial marriage. I gotta say - we are moving forward at a rapid clip here, aren't we?
Here's a simple breakdown of Amendment One showing the reality of its hatefulness: