North Carolina approves Amendment 1

 
If the passing of Amendment 1 in North Carolina had two positive results whose sparkle is covered by the tragedy they are: the funniest satire and humour I’ve encountered in ages, spread all over the web by all the common people you will never see on TV asking Ewan McGregor how long he has been in Al Quaeda as he said he doesn’t watch Doctor Who; the opposing movement proved to be strong, as the result was not above 70%, but a mere 55%. It can make a real difference with a federal intervention, if you look at the whole picture of the United States, for what concerns gay rights.
 
However, while the approach of The Coalition to Protect NC Families to the campaign was not fair, they are not the only one affected. Such a constitutional law, as Amendment 1 is, affects every civilized citizen of the Earth, as it is unacceptable in 2012 that dignity and safety are not guaranteed to everyone. There are citizens of class A and citizens of class B, and it’s not a matter of who you love. It’s a matter of whether you believe in marriage or not.
 
Marrying for the sake of getting civil rights like those denied by Amendment 1 in North Carolina is not what I consider a right attitude to marriage, be it the holy religious one or just a civil union between a man and a woman, but this is not the point. The point is, it threatens the right of choice. You will not be guaranteed rights you should have on the only base you are a human being, and some are not even allowed to be obliged to choose marriage, unless they do that for other reasons than love and marry someone of the opposite sex in spite of who they are really attracted to.
 
I don’t want to diminish the relevance of the gay rights in the situation, but same-sex marriage was illegal even before amendment 1 so making it unconstitutional becomes, in my opinion, the symbol of a broader issue.
 
It may be that I little believe in democracy, but I fear laws requiring uniformity. I see enough material for a dystopic novel. Alternatively, one of those with orders of knights and such. Did you know about the studies on the link between occultism and nazism? Wouldn’t it sound lovely to have an Order of the New Templars of North Carolina busy looking for the Sacred Graal as well as promoting their members in the state government to suggest Amendment 1 and then 2,3 etcetera?
 
Dan Brown, if you are reading this, don’t you dare stealing my idea. Anyone else, too. Anyway, contrarily to Weimar Republic, North Carolina is just a state part of a federation of states. We must not forget that when looking at their constitution. North Carolina’s born are just as American as every other American citizen, and those who just happen to live there even more. They should be treated as such and have the same rights they would have in other states. The power of the single governments shouldn’t be so broad. The risk is that people would leave the state to go where they have the same rights of every American, like asylum seekers. And those who truly believe in equality would leave with them. Was the creation of a small colony, like when America was not the big dreamland we came to know, their aim? If the answer is yes, then forget what I said. I wish North Carolina the best of luck in their historical reconstruction.