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Sadly, as predicted, voters in North Carolina passed Amendment One, the law that bans already-banned same-sex marriage and tacks on a gratuitous "and no civil unions, either." As Joan McCarter explained:
There would be no more legal unions between unmarried people, gay or straight. It could take health care benefits away from families, it could take away domestic violence protections, hospital visitation rights, and all the very basic protections of civil unions.
That's why just about everyone—including North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue, former President Bill Clinton (and his daughter), Episcopal bishops, hundreds of business leaders, religious leaders, and members of both parties—opposed it. Because it's hateful and wrong. But apparently, the state's voters disagreed.

Way to go, North Carolina. You must be so proud.

Originally posted to Kaili Joy Gray on Tue May 08, 2012 at 06:11 PM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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