Wednesday, May 9, 2012

NC State Constitution: Article I, Section 1 seems to be at odds with #AmendmentOne ...

North Carolina State Constitution
Section 1. The equality and rights of persons.
We hold it to be self-evident that all persons are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, the enjoyment of the fruits of their own labor, and the pursuit of happiness.
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Yesterday, I re-read the Preamble to the NC State Constitution. It's a bloated, superstitious heap of nonsense. So, I offered a proposed fix.

Today, I thought I'd see what exactly Amendment One will change. Amendment One, as you no doubt are aware by now, was as follows on the ballot:
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.
Image: LearnNC.org
So how does this amending actually work? Does the amendment get listed in Article XIII Or will they revise Section 1 along the lines of:
 Section 1. The equality and rights of heterosexual persons.We hold it to be self-evident that all heterosexual persons are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, the enjoyment of the fruits of their own labor, the right to marry but not enter into a civil union with a member of the opposite sex because marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State, and the pursuit of happiness. 
What a mess. I guess I could go look at how one of the other Taliban-inspired states handled their similar disgrace ...

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