UPDATE: North Carolina Voters Will Finally Be Able to Vote on Marriage Amendment

On September 13th, the North Carolina State Senate voted to send a proposed constitutional amendment to the state’s voters.

Next May, voters in the Tar Heel state will vote to approve a state constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union between one man and one woman.

North Carolina is the only state in the South without an amendment defining marriage the way God does: The union between one man and one woman.

In the past, efforts to pass an amendment failed largely because of the Democrat-dominated state legislature. However, after the 2010 election cycle, the both the state house and senate are now controlled by Republicans, who have been working to pass a marriage amendment. On September 12, the North Carolina House of Representatives passed a measure that will put a marriage amendment on a ballot to be approved by the voters of the state.

On September 13, the state senate will take up the same measure. If 60% of the senators vote in favor of the measure, it will be on the ballot next May.

The text of the amendment reads: “Marriage between a man and a woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State.”

Though the text is not as lengthy as other strong amendments passed in states like Virginia, Ohio, and Michigan, it seems to accomplish the same end. State marriage amendments that merely define the term “marriage” without banning counterfeits should be opposed, but this amendment seems to preclude any counterfeits by refusing to recognize any other domestic unions by whatever title they may take (e.g., domestic partnerships, civil unions, etc.).

The majority of North Carolinians support marriage between one man and one woman. It’s time that North Carolina pro-family voters are given a chance to take their stand on the issue of marriage. Their elected leaders in the state senate should listen.


NC House passes measure to put gay marriage before the voters

Monday night the North Carolina House took a major toward putting an amendment that would ban gay marriage before the voters this coming May.

Ten Democrats joined 65 House Republicans to pass a measure that would put the amendment on the ballot.

Leviticus 18:22

You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination.