Professor Michael Curtis tells the Fayetteville Observer generally constitutional amendments can’t be unconstitutional
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The Fayetteville Observer
May 10, 2012
Professor Michael Curtis tells the Fayetteville Observer that generally constitutional amendments can’t be unconstitutional under the constitution they are amending but that the U.S. Supreme Court has the power to overturn the constitutional ban on same-sex unions.
On Tuesday the vote, on Wednesday the aftermath. As supporters of the constitutional ban on same-sex unions rejoiced in its passage, the president announced his personal support for same-sex marriage and gay rights groups vowed to continue their battle for recognition.
“The fight’s not over,” said Storm Silvermane, president of the Alliance, an advocacy group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people in the Sandhills.
“Certain organizations may think that they won,” Silvermane said, “but as long as we’re still standing, the fight is not over.”
The amendment passed by a wide margin, 1.3 million votes to about 830,000 in unofficial tallies. That didn’t surprise Tami Fitzgerald, who led the Vote FOR Marriage NC coalition that campaigned for the measure.
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