The proposed amendment to the North Carolina Constitution, up for a vote on May 8th, will not be labeled "Amendment One" on the ballot as originally thought. This is the amendment proposed by those who want to ensure that gay marriage can never be legalized in North Carolina. If we can defeat the amendment, we will keep a path clear to eventually legalizing gay marriage in our state. Defeat the amendment by going to the polls May 8th and voting AGAINST it.
Originally described as "Amendment One", the amendment is actually a referendum that will appear under the heading "Constitutional Amendment" (See sample ballot above.) Some advocacy materials still contain the Amendment One wording, and there was a story in the N&O still using it yesterday. PLEASE SHARE THIS LINK. The wording of the amendment itself is confusing enough, as are the real implications of the amendment. Let's all make sure everyone knows how to find it on the ballot.