North CarolinaI just read that North Carolina Republican lawmakers want to make same-sex marriage illegal in their state. What is wrong with these people? I thought most lawmakers were attorneys. I didn’t go to law school. I didn’t even go to college but I understand that the when the Supreme Court says something is constitutional or unconstitutional, a state cannot override that just because they don’t like the ruling.

The Supreme Court clearly said that same-sex marriage was constitutional and bans against it are unconstitutional. I’m a bit more upset about this state because for one, my son and son-in-law live there. And as some of you may know, my husband and I are moving there next year. This is really testing my resolve to be closer to my family. I’ve been in a bubble here in Northern California for almost 29 years. I don’t have to think much about how my congressperson or senators will vote on issues I care deeply about. They always vote the way I would want them to.

When I move to North Carolina, I’m going to have to get involved. I’m going to have to write letters and make phone calls. And you can be damn sure I’m going to register and vote. I will make my voice heard. There is a rule of thumb I’ve often heard that 20% of the people make 80% of the noise. Well, I’m going to add my voice and it’s going to be loud. Those 80% who aren’t that vocal – it’s time to stand up and let your voices be heard.

North Carolina lawmakers needs to come into the 21st century. This issue has been decided. You can’t hold up your bible and say we get to do it differently. The majority of our citizens support same-sex marriage. We will not let them turn back the clock. Not now. Not ever.