North Carolinians are about to vote on an issue that if it passes, even the state's top lawyer admits will be tied up in court for years.
I'm talking about the constitutional amendment defining marriage.
If it were as simple as some would have you believe, that would be great. However, opponents of this amendment say voting to say marriage is between one man and one woman has other consequences and will be detrimental to living arrangements currently established in North Carolina. They claim children can lose health insurance among other items.
Supporters say they are wrong. And there are conflicting legal papers disputing each side. We don't know who is right. The real answer is probably somewhere in the middle of the debate.
The sad fact is no one in this state can point with absolute certainty what a vote for this constitutional amendment will ultimately mean.
So, here's my question. If legal experts can't explain it and our lawmakers who proposed this vote can't say with certainty what will happen, why should voters expose this state to years of litigation that will probably cost millions of dollars?
That's my turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment, or anything else, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emailed comments from viewers:
Why vote FOR this Amendment? If you are a Christian then it is an opportunity for us to stand up and fight for what God created from the beginning. Check out these scripture:Genesis 2:24 ( for this reason man shall leave his father & mother and be united and they two shall become one). How does God feel about this issue? Read Lev.18-22,Romans1:24-25, 1 Cor 5 & 6:9-10, Mal. 2:15, Gal.:5:19-21 and
1 Tim 1:9-10. These shall not enter the kingdom of God.1 Cor 6:10 & Gal.5:21.
Marriage is only between one man & one woman; Gen 1:2-28.
Voting yes for this Amendment would mean some child will not get to know their father or mother. Would not get to experience a complete family atmosphere. Forget about the destractions that come to say " my children want have insurance coverage or my benefits will be take away," To that I say "Put your trust in God and not man". He is the giver of all good and perfect gifts. James 1:17.
Psalms 118:8-9 It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans. 9 It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.
So on May 8, 2012 Saints of God let our voice be heard cast your vote FOR marriage one man, one woman.
All Christians should support this amendment. This is an opportunity to stand with our Lord and Savior.
Thank you for your wise words. It seems this amendment has turned into everything BUT marriage.
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