One of the topics at the annual North Carolina Family Law Specialists conference I am attending is homosexuality and domestic law.
The speaker asked whether there were any attorneys in the room who still believed that Amendment One would have any effect on domestic violence laws. Not one person raised their hand. Keep in mind that this is a conference of the family law elite.
The speaker admitted that before the Amendment was passed she was posting on Facebook about the dire effect Amendment One would have on domestic violence laws, but hadn't really examined the arguments. Her exact words today were "apparently it was not the big deal" that it was made out to be.
I wrote before that all of the doomsday predictions about Amendment One were political scare tactics and the legal analysis was flawed.
Apparently my colleagues have finally conceded as much.