Until today a bill was moving in the N.C. House for an amendment to the state constitution denying the equal rights of marriage to gay couples ... even though a state law already defines marriage as between one man, one woman, blah blah blah.
The bill's a piece of political theater engineered by certain Republicans Who Would Be Governor ... to stir up the yahoos by symbolically throwing a few gays under the bus.
The N.C. House Rules Committee voted unanimously yesterday to send it to the full house. That was a majority of Democrats, folks, Democrats who are apparently scared to death that someone's going to accuse them of being light in the loafers and soft on deviance.
But today Speaker of the House Joe Hackney said he would use his power to assign the bill to another committee, where it will die a hacking death this session. Thank God there's one Democrat in that august body with the cojones to stand up to the b.s.