Friday, May 11, 2012
So few people deciding the fate
Pam Spaulding, lead writer of Pam's House Blend, lives with her wife in North Carolina. Though she had a wedding in Canada, her marriage is not recognized in her home state and won't be for quite a while now. Spaulding was still hurting over the approval of Amendment One, so couldn't fully rejoice in Obama's support of gay marriage the next day. She quotes Chris Kromm to note that with such a low turnout (this was essentially a primary election) only 20% of North Carolina registered voters -- and only 14% of the population as a whole -- decided the fate of the state's gay families.