Last week, NC passed a marriage amendment that defines marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman. I’m against that. NC already had a law in place against same sex marriages. This was just to solidify the law, and close loop holes.
What you may not know, is that within the amendment was a much scarier topic. Domestic violence. With this amendment now in place, you can no longer file for domestic abuse if you are not married. It doesn’t matter if you are a couple, living together. If you are not married, you can not seek protection of any kind based on domestic abuse laws.
It took a long time, and a lot of hard work, to get domestic abuse laws on record. These should not be based on whether or not you are married. If you are a couple, living together or not, they should apply. I feel that NC has taken a step back in time with this amendment. This amendment should not have passed.