The North Carolina Constitutional Amendment to protect marriage between one man and one woman was passed in a special session of the General Assembly on September 12, 2011. This means that on the May 8, 2012, primary ballot there will be an opportunity for the citizens of North Carolina to vote to decide what they want the definition of marriage to be. Voting in favor of the amendment will insure that the only marriage recognized in North Carolina will be between a man and a woman.
The amendment passed the House 75-42, and it passed the Senate 30-16. But the campaign is not over. Voter turnout is low during primaries, and so it is important that you vote and that you get others to vote. The homosexual community will do everything they can to defeat this amendment.
Listed below are some talking points you can share with your Christian friends and fellow conservatives to help educate those who are not as informed as you are. Concerned Women for America of North Carolina requests that you participate in prayer, education and action.
1. The eyes of the nation are on North Carolina, the only state in the south that does not have a Constitutional Marriage Amendment. Without it, activist judges can overrule our marriage law and determine it to be unconstitutional.
2. Let others know that homosexuals have the right to live with whomever they choose but they do not have the right to redefine marriage for the rest of us.
3. This ballot amendment allows the people of North Carolina to vote on the issue and not have it decided by a judge or court without the permission of the people.
4. Marriage is uniquely beneficial to society because it is the foundation of the family and the basic building block of a civilized and productive society.
5. According to the Heritage Foundation, marriage decline costs Americans 112 billion dollars a year.
6. Marriage stability is one of the most important issues facing America today.
Here are the things we need to do:
1. Have organized prayer and fasting sessions in your churches and homes.
2. Talk to your pastor and urge him to preach a sermon on Biblical marriage.
3. Find out who your state legislators are, how they voted, and thank them for supporting traditional marriage if they did.
4. Make sure you are registered to vote. Encourage others to register to vote.
5. VOTE IN THE MAY 8TH PRIMARY
6. Emphasize this is not a partisan issue. It is a moral and cultural issue. The opposition will try to use fear and intimidation to silence you. Be strong and be loud in your support
7. Reach out to minority groups, especially Hispanics and Blacks helping them understand how important it is for them to vote on this issue.
You can register to vote at any government office such as Social Security Office, Department of Motor Vehicles (driver’s license bureau), public library, Department of Social Services, and Board of Elections.