Supporters of Amendment One are encouraging pastors to preach a marriage-themed sermon on April 29th and then encourage congregants to vote early. Opponents of the proposed constitutional amendment are quick to say the May 8th ballot initiative is not about protecting marriage, but about pure discrimination.
Pam Spaulding, editor and publisher of the highly regarded blog Pam’s House Blend, says if the broadly-worded amendment should pass next month, it would ensure that any legal recognition of civil unions or domestic partnerships are banned.
“The term ‘domestic legal union’ does not exist in any North Carolina statute. And what they are going to end up with if this passes is endless litigation,” said Spaulding in an interview with N.C. Policy Watch.
A recent survey by Public Policy Polling found despite confusion about the consequences of Amendment One, 51 percent of North Carolina voters support some legal recognition for same-sex couples.
To hear an excerpt of Pam Spaulding’s interview with Chris Fitzsimon, click below. To hear the full segment from News & Views, visit the radio interview section of the N.C. Policy Watch website – where you will also find our interviews last week with gubernatorial hopeful Pat McCrory and the EDF’s Jane Preyer.