New Video: Amendment One and Your Rights


Now that Amendment One has gone into effect, we’re hearing from lots of people with questions about what exactly it does – and doesn’t – mean. Ultimately the courts will have to weigh in on the measure’s precise legal meaning, but there is some basic information that LGBT people across NC need to know in the interim.

The Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) is excited to share this video, which provides an in depth analysis of the issue. Recorded at a CSE “What Amendment One Means for You and Your Family” legal workshop, the video features Asheville attorneys Meghann Burke and Diane Walton:


Here’s the short version, based on what we now know.

Amendment One does not impact your:

  • Health Care Power of Attorney
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Will
  • Hospitable Visitation Form
  • Child Custody Order

We have heard from many people who are afraid that these legal documents, agreements, or court orders have been invalidated by Amendment One. However, at this juncture, that is not the case. We strongly encourage every LGBT person in NC to take steps to complete these documents (as applicable). Additional information is available here.

If folks have any questions, I will check back in the comments section and be happy to answer as best I can.

– Jasmine
Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, Executive Director
Campaign for Southern Equality