TO THE EDITOR:
As was reported yesterday, in May the people of North Carolina will vote on a ballot initiative to amend the N.C. Constitution to declare that “marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State”. Students, staff and faculty in the UNC system should care about the impact of this amendment if passed because the impacts on UNC system students, staff and faculty will be as follows:
Students would no longer be able to purchase health insurance for a same-sex spouse or partner.
Students with a same-sex spouse or partner will no longer be eligible for on-campus family housing.
Students with a same-sex partner will no longer be able to purchase student recreation center memberships for a same-sex partner.