There is great fear that the majority of voters in North Carolina tomorrow will institutionalize discrimination, prejudice, and hate in the state constitution with the expected passage of Amendment One, endorsed by Franklin Graham, and his distinguished father, the Reverend Billy Graham, who should be totally ashamed of themselves!
North Carolina and other Southern states used to deny racial intermarriage, and institutionalized hate, prejudice and discrimination in the state constitutions in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
One would think we are beyond this in the 21st century, and that we should not allow the ignorance of people to become law!
It is shameful to let people VOTE on basic human rights, including gay rights and gay marriage rights.
When it comes to personal human rights, there should NOT be any vote, as those personal human rights should be guaranteed in the “land of the free and the home of the brave.”
If we had a vote on whether women should be denied the right to vote; blacks should be segregated; job discrimination against Jews, Catholics, and others should be reinstituted; workers should be denied collective bargaining; and many other social advancements that people gave their “blood, sweat and tears” for, it is possible that the masses would vote to deny basic rights.
But that is not what a democracy is, to allow prejudice, hate, and discrimination to rule the day!
We have come too far in our national history to allow this to happen, and to sit idly by!
If North Carolina adopts Amendment One, we all should hold our heads in shame and weep!