LGBT Californians are closely watching today the voters of North Carolina.
The Old North State residents are going to the polls to decide the fate of Amendment One, which would ban same-sex marriage and civil unions.
Supporters of the proposed constitutional amendment say it would make it difficult to repeal an existing statute that already forbids same-sex marriage.
But opponents in North Carolina and across the nation, from former President Bill Clinton to residents of Palm Springs, say the law puts health benefits for unmarried gay and straight couples at risk and sends a message that the state isn’t welcoming to LGBT people and businesses that want a diverse workforce.
Many are taking to social media to encourage no votes.
“Do the right thing, NC,” David A. Lee of Palm Springs posted today on Facebook. “It’s your moment to truly shine!”