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.