A coalition of religious voices is speaking out against North Carolina’s Amendment 1 that goes to the ballot on May 8.
Despite North Carolina already having a statutory ban on same-sex marriage, the state’s religious conservatives have pushed for a ballot measure to write that ban into the state’s constitution, saying that religious freedom and the welfare of children is at stake. The ban would not only outlaw same-sex marriage, but all marriage-like partnerships including opposite sex domestic partnerships.
Below is a video by Protect All NC Families in which a group of religious leaders speak out on why they believe their faith demands that they oppose this amendment, citing how the overreaching ban could harm children by blocking access to health care funds and leaving non-married couples vulnerable, while same-sex couples could potentially lose spousal health care and partner visitation rights, among a host of other issues.
Polls suggest that support for Amendment 1 has fallen dramatically over the past few weeks with a sizable proportion of voters still undecided on the measure.
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