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NYT Editorial against Amendment One

Post submitted by Dan Rafter, Former HRC Associate Director of Communications

The New York Times spoke out against North Carolina’s proposed Amendment One in an editorial this weekend. It highlights how, in addition to being patently anti-LGBT, the Amendment stands to harm all North Carolina families:

In their zeal, lawmakers got careless with the wording of the measure, known as Amendment One. It would constitutionally prohibit recognition not just of same-sex marriages, but of other legal arrangements like civil unions and domestic partnerships. That could harm all unmarried couples, imperiling some children’s health insurance benefits, along with child custody arrangements and safeguards against domestic violence.

Read the full piece.

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