by Sam Hieb
Opponents of Amendment One have called its language ambiguous. They’ve contended that if it is approved by voters Tuesday, children possibly will go without health care, possibly be subject to domestic violence and possibly become involved in legal battles resulting from the amendment’s passage.
It sounds, however, like there’s a lot of ambiguity in the rhetoric of opponents of the constitutional amendment.
There’s actually a lot of clarity in the proposed amendment to North Carolina’s Constitution. Simply stated, Amendment One will define marriage – the long-held institution for which rules and regulations are set by state government – as the union of one man and one woman.
….Tuesday’s decision on this amendment, whether it is approved or rejected, won’t be the end of this debate in North Carolina or elsewhere. The issue is certain to rise again. But a vote FOR the amendment will result in a more solid definition of marriage in North Carolina as between one man and one woman. We endorse passage of Amendment One.