Three States Pass Marriage Amendments
Special Report - November 5, 2008
Amid the high-profile presidential and senatorial races across the country, the citizens of three states have voted to protect traditional marriage. Arizona, California, and Florida each amended their state constitution to define marriage as the union between one man and one woman, bringing the national total of states with marriage amendments to 30. Arizona voters approved the amendment by 56.5 percent, California voters approved the amendment by 52.1 percent, and Florida voters approved the amendment by 62.1 percent.
“The voters of Arizona, California, and Florida have spoken out in favor of traditional marriage,” said Tami Fitzgerald, staff attorney for the North Carolina Family Policy Council. “Marriage between one man and one woman now enjoys constitutional protection in 30 states in the nation. North Carolina is now the only state in the Southeast United States that has not had the chance to pass an amendment defining marriage as the union between one man and one woman. Unless the General Assembly takes decisive action to amend North Carolina’s constitution to protect traditional marriage, North Carolina could well become the target for same-sex “marriage” in the Southeast United States.”
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