Don't Enshrine Discrimination in the NC Constitution: Here's what you can do about the Marriage Amendment
September 23, 2011 • 1:30 PM • Law School 3043
On Tuesday, Sept 13, the NC legislature voted to put an amendment to the state constitution on the ballot. The amendment, which reads "Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State," will go to a vote in the May 2012 primary. This is not just a problem for gay people; it is bad for business, prevents local governments from giving benefits to domestic partners of either gender, and may have implications for domestic violence laws that currently protect unmarried partners of abusers. Join OUTLaw and Lauren Rodgers, a writer for Ballotpedia.org, to learn how you can help prevent this dangerous amendment from becoming enshrined in the NC Constitution. Contact Haley at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.