Same-sex marriage is already illegal in North Carolina. Which means voting AGAINST Amendment One is not a vote to legalize same-sex marriage.
Amendment One may affect the ability of private sector businesses to enforce their own domestic partner benefit contracts. The larger economic impact, however, may be based on the negative perception of North Carolina as a place to live and do business. As reported by The Charlotte Observer, 75 CEOs — including the heads of several Fortune 500 companies — sent an open letter to state legislators opposing the measure because it will have numerous direct, harmful effects on their businesses and the entire state’s economy.
If Amendment One becomes law — in effect writing discrimination, prejudice and injustice into our state’s constitution — what’s next?
Share these images with as many people as you can. They are intended to shock you. To make you think. And to get you to take action and vote AGAINST Amendment One....