To bocontour: My soul mate and I have lived together for 12 years. I have raised his children, after their "mother" deserted them. In 2009, he was diagnosed with cancer. We filed all the appropriate paperwork at the courthouse so that if (heaven forbid) anything happened to him, I would be the guardian of these children. We never married, because of very expensive and convoluted legal reasons. This amendment would mean that we threw away valuable time and money.
We are not gay. We are heterosexual.
This amendment would mean that the woman who deserted these children would have more rights than the woman who raised them. She would only want them so she could get his social security.
And while you feel like gay people should not get married, NC already has a law against that. Why do we need to make it an amendment to our constitution, too?
The people who want to pass this law are wasting the money of all NC taxpayers. It costs around 9 million dollars to hold an election. We are already having an election in November. Why are these politicians not creating jobs, instead of wasting taxpayer dollars?
I am NOT against gay marriage. I feel like anyone who is truly in love should have the right to marry. The people who made this country great were not homophobic or racist or bigoted. And if you look real hard at them, some of them were gay.
Indy Week • 302 E. Pettigrew St., Suite 300, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
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