For anyone in North Carolina – or anyone who has friends and/or family there, as I do, this is a post that’s worth your time. Pass it on to anyone who you think needs to know about Amendment One.

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Unless you’ve been hiding out sans smart phone in a cave, you’ve heard of Amendment One, the constitutional amendment up for vote in the North Carolina May primary (which is May 8, with early voting starting April 19 – get registered!). Amendment One stipulates that only marriage between a man and woman be legally recognized in NC, making it the center of heated (and often emotional) discussion, debate and rallying.

Before I delve into my thoughts on the Amendment – spoiler alert: they are not positive thoughts – I think it’s important for us to be on the same page about what Amendment One says and what it means. When you look at your primary ballot, you’ll see a bold title that reads “Constitutional Amendment,” under which reads, “Constitutional amendment to provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid…

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