Wilmington HotelsWilmington AdvertiseWilmington AttractionsWilmington BeachesWilmington Business DirectoryWilmingtonWilmingtonWilmington GolfWilmington JobsWilmington NewsWilmington DiningWilmington Weather
     

 

 

Wilmington, NC News

  Free Wilmington Travel Guide!

Campaign for ‘no’ on NC gay marriage vote begins

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Opponents of a proposed North Carolina constitutional amendment that would bar state-sanctioned gay marriage and other same-sex unions are ready to begin their campaign against it in earnest.

The Coalition to Protect All North Carolina Families scheduled a news conference Wednesday to launch its effort to defeat the amendment question put on the ballot for May by the state Legislature.

Amendment opponents say the change would imprint discrimination in the state constitution, harm the state’s business climate and prevent local governments from offering benefits to domestic partners of employees.

A group that wants the amendment to pass also has formed.

North Carolina is the only state in the Southeast that doesn’t have an amendment banning gay marriage in its constitution.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

More: continued here

Be Sociable, Share!
 

Archives

News provided by WWAY NewsChannel 3 and the StarNewsOnline

|Home| |Events| |Attractions| |Accommodations| |Restaurants| |Golf| |Beaches| |Jobs| |Getting Here| |Climate| |Directory| |News| |Advertise| |Contact Us|

 
 
  Welcome to Wilmington, North Carolina