Randy’s walk against Amendment one

 
 



The North Carolina Same-Sex Marriage Amendment appeared on the May 8, 2012 ballot in the state of North Carolina as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.


The measure defines marriage in the state constitution as between one man and one woman, and bans any other type of "domestic legal union" such as civil unions and domestic partnerships.


Same-sex marriage is already illegal in the state of North Carolina. The measure, however, added the ban to the state constitution.


Debated in the state legislature during the Spring 2011 legislative session, the amendment failed to receive sufficient votes to qualify for the ballot. However, the measure was debated during the Fall session which began September 12, 2011. That very day, the House voted 75-42 in favor of referring the proposed amendment to the statewide ballot. The State Senate echoed the House with a 30-16 approval vote a day later on September 13, 2011.


Constitutional Changes

The proposed measure amended Article 14 of the North Carolina Constitution by adding a new section:


Sec. 6. Marriage.


Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State. This section does not prohibit a private party from entering into contracts with another private party; nor does this section prohibit courts from adjudicating the rights of private parties pursuant to such contracts.

 

What is Amendment one in NC ?

Are you in the North Carolina area? Do you want your voice heard along with Randy’s as he carries a personal letter to the statehouse? If so Randy is willing to carry your letter along with his to Senator Peter S. Brunstetter at the State House in Raleigh North Carolina.

Click HERE to send yours.

Gay and lesbian people fall in love. We settle down. We commit our lives to one another. We raise our children. We protect them. We try to be good citizens.
California Sen. Sheila Kuehl
After California Senate approved gay marriage bill AB849