We Interrupt Our Usual Soccer Programming for a Brief Political Message
I try to stay out of politics on this site if it isn’t related to soccer, but human rights are at stake in North Carolina today.
If you are in North Carolina, please vote AGAINST Amendment One today. If you know someone in North Carolina please urge them to vote AGAINST Amendment One today.
On its face it’s simply an amendment against gay marriage, but it’s so much more:
- Amendment One also bars civil unions and domestic partnerships
- It will eliminate health care, prescription drug coverage and other benefits for public employees and children receiving domestic partner benefits.
- It will threaten protections for all unmarried couples in North Carolina.
Amendment One protects no one. Instead it automatically strips North Carolina families and children of basic health care, threatens parental rights, and throws basic protections like domestic violence laws into what many are calling “legal chaos.”
— The Coalition to Protect North Carolina Families
So please spread the word and if you can, vote NO on Amendment One in North Carolina.