North Carolina voted today to approve a constitutional amendment that would essentially prohibit same-sex unions of whatever name or design. The amendment reads: “Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State.” The language will effectively bar the state from giving legal recognition to civil unions between same-sex couples and likely has some far-reaching and even unintended consequences for families and children right now.
I don’t think I can say it any more diplomatically than I did when NY passed its same-sex legislation last June. So, I’ll self-plagerize and recycle the blong from that entry.
My audience is compromised of people who have deeply held convictions about this issue on both sides. And, many probably think they know my view. For personal and professional reasons, I am largely private about it.
Suffice it to say, I am for personal responsibility before God.
I am for self-determination in life and love.
And, I am for liberty in a pluralistic democracy.
Where these are found, I’m for it.
I am against bad and abusive relation.
I am against neglectful parents.
I am against failing our commitments.
Where these are found, I’m discouraged.
Many people believe that legal constraints, like the NC amendment, will preserve the sanctity of our traditional and heterosexual marriage. But, they are confused. Our modern marriage is already sick and soulless.
Let us all be for vibrant, committed, and God-fearing marriage.
Performed by ipoet. Music produced by Gudo.
Today’s song blog here:A Little Less Somehow