Friday, May 11, 2012

Amendment on in NC passed.

Gotta say I was completely shocked.  I mean you hear the shit going on in the states but you do not really believe most people buy into it.  For those of you unfamiliar with the amendment one  Constitutional amendment to provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State.”

I know, I am not in North Carolina, Not in America. But this amendment really captured my attention because basically, it was not about legalization of gay marriage (regardless of whether this amendment passed or not, same sex marrage will still be illegal), what this amendment did was take away the legal right to challenge the state about gay marriage.  It wrote bigotry into the constitution.  

Less than eight hours later this email was fired off: Since Amendment One has passed when will we get a memo or something that outlines what changes we need to make to our health plan to be in compliance? I recall when the Democrats on the Commission forced the issue and added these benefits for homosexuals that a number of legal experts said it was illegal then – including the City attorney. Now that Amendment one has passed it obviously is illegal to offer this benefit as there is now only one ‘domestic legal union’ recognized in the state.
Prior to the vote most scholars (left and right) said that Amendment One would eliminate local faux ‘marriage’ benefits for homosexual employees. I would cite them but you know them all too well.
Still, I would like to know when the Board can expect information on the changes Amendment One wrought (or are we going to break the law and spend scarce resources on litigation we will likely loose)? 

Yep, the end of benefits for same sex partners, and the next step, any common law partners too?  I am currently insured through my dad.  But with me being the child of a woman he never technically married, I guess in North Carolina I would be next on the chopping block.  But wait.... I could be considered on my partners insurance..... nope.  This does not just hurt gay people, but it was obviously the focus and intended target.

Obama.... you wily politician you.  I do think his coming out in support of gay rights was well timed.  And I am not complaining.  After all, he has a career to think about.  He "came out" on a day where anyone with the slightest bit of caring about equality would be pissed.  Well done sir.  Your timing was impeccable.
   Picture stolen from A of

going in a coffee shop, as a door was closing I ran up and grabbed it, the woman in front of me was embarrassed she had not held the door.  "Sorry, I didn't realize you were coming so quick."
Me: "sorry, I'll try harder next time"
She did not get it for a couple of minutes, right around the time she took her first mouthful of coffee.


  1. I honestly was not surprised by the passing of amendment one in NC. Aren't they one of those Jesus is Lord and we are holier than thou states? Regarding Obama and support of gay rights and equality, it's nothing but a ruse/politics.

    Since elections are coming up and apparently he seems to want another term he is suddenly trying to make good on some of his early campaign promises from his first run for President. He recently signed a document that will help overhaul the immigration system.

    It's all about getting as many minority groups who actually represent a majority on your side in time for elections. Politicians have been playing this lame ass game for ages. I guarantee that there will be a bunch of suckers rallying behind Obama thinking he cares.

    1. Oh, absolutely it was a played political ploy, but i do happen to believe Obama is smart enough to know that it's going to happen, and he wants to be seen as the man who made it happen.

  2. The gay cousin card at the top is pretty funny.

  3. Severe and thoughful post but the pics are hilarious. :) I'm not trusting politicians very easily neither.

    1. Trusting a politician is a sure way to be disappointed.

  4. for the cartoons Jamie!
    I could be wrong but I can't keep noticing that the Laws being passed these days have become more and more less about setting some order, but instead have become a manuscript on "exclusivity". Exclude this and exclude that.
    Pretty soon, there will be no society to speak of since everyone has been excluded. Then we will revert back to anarchy! Booyah! Maybe that's the point eh?

  5. I don't get the 'coming' joke in the end. :(

    Politicians are the devil's helpers.
    They are poop.

    I liked this post.

    What a world we live in.