North Carolina is the only state in the Southeast without a marriage amendment. This was largely because of the Democrat-dominated state legislature, which after this year’s elections is now controlled by Republicans.
Social conservatives are hoping that the new leadership in the legislature will make efforts to enshrine a one-man, one-woman marriage amendment into the state’s constitution. But any marriage amendment won’t do. There must be strong language that protects not merely the word “marriage.” It’s far more important to preserve the institution of marriage by prohibiting marriage impostors like civil unions and domestic partnerships. Too many states have passed weak amendments that subsequently allow homosexual activists to undermine the institution of marriage by assigning the rights and benefits of marriage to other “unions.”
Read FPN’s policy paper on the need for strong marriage amendments:
Since that time, pro-family lawmakers and citizens have amended most state constitutions in order to preserve the centuries-old definition of marriage between one man and one woman. Some of those states adopted amendments that define the term “marriage” AND ban counterfeits like civil unions and domestic partnerships.
‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.” (NKJV)