Will Mecklenburg become the first to repeal benefits?

Hours after the passage of Amendment One, Mecklenburg County Commissioner Bill James is urging his colleagues to repeal the county’s policy that provides domestic partner health insurance benefits to employees in same-sex relationships:

 

 

 

 

And from Facebook:

In a Wednesday morning email to the county manager, James writes:

‘Now that Amendment one has passed it obviously is illegal to offer this benefit as there is now only one ‘domestic legal union’ recognized in the state.’

The constitutional amendment voters approved Tuesday makes marriage between a man and a woman the “only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized” in North Carolina.

The benefits have been offered by Mecklenburg County since 2009.

17 Comments

  1. Adam Searing

    May 9, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Got to make sure we take away health coverage from children and other family members as quickly as possible.

  2. digdeeper@yahoo.com

    May 9, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Amazing in light of this map showing Mecklenburg County’s majority voted against Amendment 1:
    http://www.wral.com/news/political/page/10991843/

  3. Debbie Walker

    May 9, 2012 at 11:41 am

    I’d like to think this is a tongue in cheek tweet, since I thought I read it wasn’t effective until Jan. 1, 2013. But knowing that he’s a ‘Republican, I’m not sure.

  4. F. Jones

    May 9, 2012 at 11:43 am

    OMG. Knew that would not take long for some idiot to raise that. DO NOT re-elect him. WHAT A MORON!

  5. digdeeper@yahoo.com

    May 9, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Also look at super close margins in these Counties: New Hanover (Yes only by 329 votes) Guilford (yes by only 68 votes) and even Forsythe County closer than rest of “yes” counties, with Yes at 53% to 47%.

  6. Stephen

    May 9, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    I thought all of the amendment supporters SWORE that this stuff would never happen, that we were just trying to scare people into voting against it …

  7. william crawford

    May 9, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    WHAT A STUPID IGNORANT SON OF A BITCH!!!!!!!!

  8. Susan Hill

    May 9, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    WHAT YOU WANT TO BET HE’S IN THE CLOSET HIMSELF

  9. Jeff

    May 9, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    As sad and disappointed as I am that the amendment passed, I am even more disgusted and disheartened that this backward bigot won his primary race – especially since I have the good fortune to be in his district.

  10. Kat

    May 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    None ever,runs,against this ass

  11. larry

    May 9, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    What a Dick Head…..

  12. Ann

    May 9, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Hate is hate is hate. And I’m willing to bet that he considers himself a good Christian as well. What a hypocrite.

  13. Terri

    May 9, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    North Carolina:
    Where it’s legal to marry your cousin… just not your GAY cousin.

  14. T Buzz

    May 9, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    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.

    This section does NOT prohibit making contracts. The benifits are not illegal.

  15. T Buzz

    May 9, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    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.
    This section does NOT prohibit making contracts. The benifits are not illegal.

  16. DW

    May 9, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    T Buzz – county / city governments are not private parties.

  17. Chris Grooms

    May 9, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    When someone says “Oh, he’s a Republican” or “Oh, he’s a Democrat” to basically point out that the person is wrong or an idiot in essence because of their political affiliation makes you an idiot. Anyone that says this doesn’t get any respect, nor deserves it. Political affiliation has nothing to do with anything. The whole system was created and is used to provide a way for groups to be against each other. Is one person’s beliefs ignorant because he is black? I don’t think so. Use your brain before you point out someone’s party to make them look bad. Both parties have idiots and it has nothing to do with it.