One Man, One Woman Rally
Special Report - July 26, 2010
Citizens, civic organizations, and churches across North Carolina are invited to come to the State Capitol in Raleigh on August 10 at 12 noon to send a strong clear message that North Carolinians support a federal and state marriage protection amendment. NC4Marriage and the North Carolina Family Policy Council are among the local sponsoring groups for the National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM) “Summer for Marriage Tour 2010: One Man One Woman Rally” stop in North Carolina. Raleigh is one of 19 cities that NOM’s “Big Bus for Marriage” will visit over the course of a 31-day trek across the nation. The intent is to provide an opportunity for citizens to show state and national leaders how strongly North Carolinians believe in protecting marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Make plans to bring your family, neighbors, friends, and church to the Capitol in support of a federal and state marriage protection amendment. As NOM president, Brian Brown says, “We are here, we are not going anywhere, we are going to fight for marriage, and we are going to win!”
North Carolina remains the lone southern state that has never allowed citizens to vote on an amendment to include the definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman in the state’s constitution. All 30 states that have placed a marriage protection amendment before their voters have seen the measure approved. The need for a federal constitutional amendment has become clear with the Obama administration repeatedly expressing a desire to overturn the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and a recent court ruling against the Act. DOMA defines marriage for federal purposes as between one man and one woman, and protects states from being forced to recognize same-sex “marriages” performed in other states.
For more information on a North Carolina marriage amendment, see our policy paper, "The Issue That Will Not Go Away."
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