We all know that this celebrity couple had vowed that they will tie the knot only when Gay marriages will be legalized but that seems to be becoming even more difficult as amendment one bans Gay Marriage in North Carolina. On Tuesday, North Carolina approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman, becoming the latest state to effectively slam the door shut on same-sex marriages.
After a long wait Angie & brad have finally got engaged as they could not take the pressure from their brood who were insisting that they should be married like Shrek and Fiona. Though they have still not announced their plans of marriage but their beautiful engagement ring definitely created an uproar just like the exquisite emerald earrings of Jolie.
But it seems like path for legalization of Gay Marriages is getting tougher with North Carolina becoming the 30th state to adopt such a ban on gay marriage. Tami Fitzgerald, who heads the pro-amendment group Vote FOR Marriage NC, said that she thinks it sends a message to the rest of the country that marriage is between one man and one woman. She added that the whole point is simply that one cannot rewrite the nature of God’s design based on the demands of a group of adults.
In the final days before the vote, members of President Barack Obama’s cabinet expressed support for gay marriage and former President Bill Clinton recorded phone messages urging voters to oppose the amendment.
Six states – all in the Northeast except Iowa – and the District of Columbia allow same sex marriages. In addition, two other states have laws that are not yet in effect and may be subject to referendums.
Obama, who supports most gay rights, has stopped short of backing gay marriage. Without clarification, he’s said for the past year and a half that his personal views on the matter are "evolving."
Though on Tuesday, Obama’s campaign said he was "disappointed" with the amendment. Obama campaign spokesman Cameron French said in a statement that the ban on same-sex unions is "divisive and discriminatory." Same-sex couples deserve the same rights and legal protections as straight couples, French said.