I kind of felt that yesterday was a good day in LGBT Land. We had Josh Dixon, Olympic gymnastic hopeful come out as a gay man, and we saw the Civil Unions bill in Colorado get close to passage--it has since fallen short due to the usual cause, the GOP.
But nothing prepared me to see an entire state add discrimination to their state Constitution.
But North Carolina crawled back into the Dark Ages last night when Amendment One became law, and now the state will recognize only marriage, and only bteween heterosexual couples.
Gay couples? North Carolina doesn't think you matter. And that goes for any straight couple that isn't legally married. You are all Less Than in the eyes of the state.
In America. Where all men are created equal.
And it wasn't even a close vote. No, North Carolina, you proved it last night, that you are 61% bigoted and homophobic.
And that point you cannot argue.
There is some uncertainty among legal experts as to the extent of the law, and what types of partnerships might be affected, since the terminology in Amendment Hate--domestic legal union--does not appear in North Carolina statutes.
So, they voted for something that, actually, doesn't even exist in the state, but, hey, as long as it kept queers from getting married, and punished anyone who chooses not marry, so what.
I wish, sincerely, that every gay couple, every gay person, every straight unmarried couple, and all LGBT-friendly business would simply pack up and go, and leave North Carolina to the bigots.
See, they have to fight someone, they have to discriminate against someone, they have to use their Bible and their so-called faith to punish someone, so let them take their hatred out on themselves.
They disgust me.