The following is from a press release from the NCGOP.
TIME FOR PEOPLE TO DECIDE ON MARRIAGE AMENDMENT
NCGOP Press ReleaseFebruary 24, 2009RALEIGH— North Carolina House Republicans will file another bill this week to place on the ballot an amendment to the North Carolina Constitution to affirm the definition of marriage as constituting a union between one man and one woman. Previous versions of the bill have failed to move forward in the legislature due to the obstruction of Speaker Joe Hackney and other powerful Democrats in the General Assembly.
Chairman Linda Daves, North Carolina Republican Party, made the following statement:"There has been much debate about the proper definition of marriage within the confines of North Carolina law. Both sides have had their opinions heard and the debate has engaged the broader public. There comes a time in a democracy when the time for debate ends and the time for voting commences. Now is that time. The people of North Carolina should be the ones to decide how our state will define marriage. I call on Democrat leaders of the General Assembly to allow the people to make that choice."