Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Integrity USA Opposes Gay Marriage Ban in North Carolina

A proposed anti-LGBT constitutional amendment passed in the North Carolina House of Representatives today. Integrity USA joins Equality North Carolina and many legislators in that state in calling SB514, the proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in the state, discrimination in its highest form. The amendment says that “(m)arriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state,” meaning it would ban domestic partnerships and civil unions as well. The amendment passed the NC House of representatives and now goes to the NC Senate.

Integrity USA calls on clergy, faith leaders and all those who believe in equality and equal justice for all to work to defeat this amendment. We ask those who will vote on this ban to remember that this law affects gay and lesbian people who are your friends, relatives, coworkers, church and temple members, sons and daughters, nieces, nephews, granddaughters and grandsons. We must aways protest the use of the constitution to take away the basic human rights from any group of citizens.

If you are a resident of North Carolina, call your State Senator today and urge a NO vote on SB514.

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