North Carolina is proposing an amendment to their state constitution, Amendment One, which would add this new section to Article 14 of the North Carolina Constitution:
Sec. 6. Marriage.
Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State. This section does not prohibit a private party from entering into contracts with another private party; nor does this section prohibit courts from adjudicating the rights of private parties pursuant to such contracts.
The amendment, which will be decided in the state’s May 8 primary, is generating the usual protests and counter-protests, but there is one group of junior high kids who have formed a gay-straight alliance, GLOW (Gay, Lesbian Or Whatever), and they are determined to make their voices heard in as many ways as they can. In this video, twelve-year-old Isak Atkins-Pearcy, who provided the artistic direction for the video talks about love, his family and relationships.
Out of the Mouths of Babes, or Wise Beyond Years
A few of my favorite lines:
In a world where everything is right, you could love anyone you wanted to.
It’s sort of like the Civil Rights movement where it’s just kind of like unbelievable that anyone would think that was right. You should be allowed to love who you want.
Kids, they’re sort of just more open-minded I think we just know that this isn’t right, and that this shouldn’t even be a problem even though it is.
Watch this courageous lad’s video and please consider sharing it.