President Obama is disappointed with the decision made in North Carolina to ban same-sex marriage. “North Carolina approved a constitutional amendment Tuesday defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman, becoming the latest state to effectively slam the door shut on same-sex marriages.” – Huffington Post. But this definition means that civil unions and other domestic partnerships – yes, straight ones, too – will no longer legally be recognized. So, if you’re unmarried, you could lose certain protections that cover unmarried couples INCLUDING domestic violence. Obviously, the citizens of North Carolina didn’t read the fine print.
Obama campaign spokesman Cameron French said in a Tuesday statement that the ban on same-sex unions is “divisive and discriminatory.” French says same-sex couples deserve the same rights and legal protections as straight couples.
Obama officials have been embroiled in a national discussion of same-sex marriage since Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday that he is “absolutely comfortable” with gay marriage. Obama himself hasn’t embraced legalizing gay marriage, saying his views on the subject are “evolving.”
North Carolinians overwhelming voted Tuesday to amend their state constitution, strengthening a state law that already outlawed same-sex unions.
I remember Obama saying he was against gay marriage, but to see that his opinion is “evolving” is making me love him as an uncle even more. Good job, Obama.
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