Many of us are very disheartened that the people of North Carolina chose to amend their state constitution to read “that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State.” This amendment was totally unnecessary, since same-sex marriage was already illegal. Now, however, there can be no civil unions or domestic partnerships for lesbians and gays either.

It is my belief that legalizing discrimination goes against what the Democratic Party should stand for. There need to be consequences for what the people of North Carolina just did. Consequently, the Democratic National Convention should be moved to a state that supports equality.

Even if President Obama refuses to stand on principle, the Party should — or at least its progressive members ought to demand that is does.

Plus, North Carolina is also an anti-union, “right to work” state, which makes me wonder why it was selected in the first place.

In any event, if you think the Convention should be moved, you can sign a petition at change.org. Even if we don’t win on this, we can at least make a stink.

 


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