Here in North Carolina, sadly, we have a fight brewing. On the upcoming ballot is a constitutional amendment that would make gay marriage and all forms of civil unions unconstitutional.
I happen to be a big “states rights” kinda guy so I don’t have as much a problem with this initiative being on the ballot as I do that there are that many people who want it on the ballot. Marriage, from the perspective of the state, is nothing more than a legally binding contract between two consenting and unrelated adults. Nothing more and nothing less.