As I'm sure you're all aware, the state of North Carolina has voted to ban gay marriage, which should come as no shock to anyone. Still people for gay marriage are acting like they didn't see this coming, which is bizarre. I mean a southern state passing legislation that restricts minority rights? When has this ever happened before and why would they start now? What's really odd about this is that gay marriage was already not allowed in the state, so why voters would deem this necessary is a mystery. The real damage inflicted is that this would outlaw all civil unions, gay or straight. This means many would lose access to health care, hospital visits, tax credits, and various other benefits married people are entitled to. It's redundant at best, stupid at worst.
So really the gay marriage ban is just enforcing the status quo, and diverting attention from the 9%+ unemployment, poor education, and dwindling infrastructure, which were all caused by people having butt sex. Conservatives hail this as a victory in protecting marriage, which didn't need any protecting, especially from the big bad government the GOP tells us to loathe. It's odd that the Tea Party and their ilk hate liberty and the minority groups in NC voted to in legislation to oppress minorities.
"My home State of North Carolina ranks 12th in the United States for increased aging population and, according to a national report, 41st in overall health. According to this same report, individuals aged 50+ are the least healthy." - Howard Coble