Commissioners to mull marriage amendment resolution
As part of recognizing Craven County’s 300th anniversary celebrations in 2012, the Craven County Board of Commissioners will hold its 7 p.m. Monday meeting at Harlowe Community Center in the old Godette School.
Although an apparently light agenda is on the table for action, four citizen petitioners will face the board with concerns including a request for a leash law, concerns about Hurricane Irene damage, a request that the board pass a resolution in support of the North Carolina Marriage Protection Amendment that will appear on the May 8 ballot and prayer at public meetings.
Jerry Schill, who will represent the Craven-Pamlico Christian Coalition, is asking for the resolution to endorse and encourage county citizens to vote for the amendment to the North Carolina Constitution, which states: “Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State. This section does not prohibit a private party from entering into contracts with another private party; nor does this section prohibit courts from adjudicating the rights of private parties pursuant to such contracts.”
The amendment has not been previously discussed by commissioners.
This isn’t good at all. I know that they aren’t considering it yet but I feel like someone who could speak on behalf of opposing amendment one should be there tonight as well. Unfortunately, I’m working tonight and can’t make it! Do any of you live in Eastern NC? I feel like Eastern NC has the greatest need of education regarding this amendment.