In the upcoming primary elections this spring, North Carolina voters will vote on a proposed amendment to the state constitution. It will be listed as N.C. Amendment 1. The ballot will read:
“[ ] FOR [ ] AGAINST
Constitutional amendment to provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State.”
You can find the full text of Senate Bill 514, the legislative bill that put this amendment on the ballot at: http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2011/Bills/Senate/HTML/S514v3.html
In church the other Sunday, the pastor, Steve Shoemaker, reminded the congregation of another and similar law about marriage in Virginia. I was surprised by the details of the court case he cited, so I looked it up. The actual details from the Supreme Court decision are more surprising than anything I read about it on Wikipedia, or on any other private site.
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Why the trite references to The Empire Strikes Back? Because I resisted using WordPress for so long, it seemed… strangely appropriate.
After having tried several different pieces of software to make websites easier, both at work and at home, I decided it was time to see why WordPress has so many users. I know Internet Explorer has a lot of users, too, but then again, WordPress doesn’t come pre-installed on anybody’s computer, now does it?
So far, so good. I probably stretched the install out longer than it had to be. It still only took about 10 minutes. (Yeah, I am the geeky type who agonizes about whether to make his own password salts.)
That’s a picture of me below. It was drawn by a co-worker at a previous job. Not realistic at all–I don’t look that good in real life. Maybe one day I’ll figure out how to wrap text around images in posts.
Stay tuned for more interesting posts: Halloween, the treehouse in Winter, the Panthers’ mid-season comeback. And more.