Nathan A. Finn

Historian, Theologian, Teacher, Preacher



September 2011



North Carolina and the Marriage Debate

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On Monday and Tuesday, the Republican-controlled North Carolina General Assembly voted to move forward with a statewide vote on a proposed marriage amendment to the state’s constitution. If approved, the amendment would bar legal recognition of any union besides traditional heterosexual marriage, including civil unions and domestic partnerships. North Carolina would then become the 31st state in the nation to protect marriage in their state constitution. The proposed amendment will be put before voters on the presidential primary ballots next May 12.

To read more about the proposed constitutional amendment, as well as the debate surrounding the initiative, check out the following links:

N.C. Senate joins House in backing same-sex marriage amendment (Raleigh News and Observer)

N.C. Senate joins House in backing same-sex marriage ban (Charlotte Observer)

Gay marriage ban will be on May ballot in N.C. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Marriage Amendment Passes House (North Carolina Family Policy Council)

Senate Approves Marriage Amendment (North Carolina Family Policy Council)

North Carolina Puts Gay Marriage Ban On May 2012 Ballot (Huffington Post)