Carrboro Resolution Calls for Same-Sex "Marriage"
Special Report - December 3, 2008
On December 2, for the second time in two years, the Carrboro Board of Alderman passed a resolution in support of same-sex “marriage” in North Carolina. The resolution drew particular attention to the issues of children, discrimination, and benefits. It claimed in part that:
- Homosexuals “possess the same potential and desire for sustained loving and lasting relationships as heterosexuals;”
- Same-sex couples “have the same potential and desire as heterosexual couples to love and parent children;”
- “Same-sex couples and their children are adversely affected by [North Carolina’s] discriminatory marriage laws;” and
- Current marriage laws “deprive same-sex couples of over 1000 federal rights and benefits” including denying health care coverage, immigration and naturalization privileges, “inheritance rights, survivor benefits and child custody.”
The resolution concluded “that the Board of Aldermen endorses and supports the rights of same-sex couples to share fully and equally in the rights, responsibilities and commitments of civil marriage and encourages our state and national legislative delegations and President-Elect Obama to support these rights.” The resolution passed unanimously by voice vote of the five present members of the seven-member board.
“Those who assert that same-sex ‘marriage’ is not a legitimate threat to North Carolina need to wake up,” according to Tami Fitzgerald, staff attorney for the North Carolina Family Policy Council. “Carrboro’s action underscores the urgent need for a constitutional amendment in North Carolina as the strongest protection for traditional marriage against attacks from those who want to radically redefine marriage to include same-sex couples.”
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