Legislators in North Carolina legislators are looking to put a gay marriage ban on the ballot in 2012.
The General Assembly will meet this week to consider a marriage control amendment to the state constitution. If three-fifths of legislature votes to do so, the issues would be put to voters in a statewide referendum next year. Republicans make up the majority of the NC General Assembly.
The amendment would indicate that a state-approved marriage must be between one man and one woman.
State law already prohibits state-sanctioned gay marriage, so this amendment is just to ensure a stronger wall between North Carolina and equality. North Carolina has one of the nation’s worst unemployment rates, so we are more than disheartened to see their representatives focused instead on issues like taking away the chance of equality for North Carolina’s gay and lesbian citizens.
Here is a list of North Carolina’s legistlators, and their contact information.