North Carolina's Ban On Equal Marriage Invites Mockery Of The SouthQuicklink submitted by Amanda Lang Permalink
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|The South Makes Mocking The South EASY. "Oh, we're not like that anymore," people from the South keep on telling the rest of us. But then, they keep on acting like that, proving that yes, the South is still like that. A generation ago, the Southerners were shouting and screaming that it was God's will to have laws that outlawed people of African ancestry from getting married to people of European ancestry. Yesterday, Southerners passed a law creating an amendment to the state constitution of North Carolina declaring that only heterosexual couples can get married.
It was an act of defiance against the Constitution of the United States, which bans inequality under the law. The Civil War settled, some time ago, that state constitutions don't have the right to overrule the national Constitution. But then, maybe the voters of North Carolina never learned about that in school...
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