The most important thing about the vote in North Carolina is that for opponents it's not a vote on gay marriage at all. They have given up the idea they can win a referendum on gay marriage and instead are pouring millions of dollars into persuading North Carolina voters that the amendment does bad things to opposite sex couples, like taking away domestic violence protection.As a proxy for the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, NOM would presume to enshrine their religious based bigotry into a state constitution. This one
National marriage equality is inevitable.
If the bishops had any common sense (they don't) they would realize that slowing down an inexorably certain process only makes them look even more out of touch and intolerant. Catholics support marriage equality at a rate that exceeds the general public.
What NOM is accomplishing is to relegate themselves