we lost. What they don't realize, though, is that the law of unintended consequences comes into play here. This law reaches far beyond effectively banning gay marriage, which was already illegal anyway, once and for all. It has consequences for all unmarried couples, heterosexual and homosexual alike. It even does the unthinkable and
because, now, to the state, unless they hit the chapel, their relationships are no longer recognized under the new law. This includes, but is not limited to, common law marriage, domestic partnerships, and civil unions.
It also ensures that unmarried women now have no basis to file
cases against live- in abusive partners. It also means that families lose health benefits and any rights whatsoever- including children. In attempting to make something that was already illegal even more illegal (how the hell do you do that anyway?) out of hate, North Carolinians have effectively hurt anyone in the state who is not married. Thanks a lot, you hateful, ignorant fucks.
Live and let live, people. This and laws like it will not stand up in higher courts. All you are doing is wasting time and money. See
for Exhibit A on this issue. All the people who supported this lunacy have done is endanger the welfare of families around the state, the majority of which will turn out to be, via sheer force of numbers, gasp! HETEROSEXUAL.
How's that for irony? Lesson number 8,946,979 on how hate gets you nowhere. I know I am preaching to the choir here,dykes, but that's just a little run down on just what they've done here, in case you didn't know.
Homosexuality is not.