The amendment would help protect the state’s current law, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman, from being changed or challenged in court. The amendment will not affect whether private companies choose to recognize same-sex unions.
“In countries around the world where they have legitimized same-sex marriage, marriage itself is de-legitimized,” Stam told reporters at a news conference. “About a fourth of the world allows polygamy. Polygamy would be next.”
Passage of the bill would make North Carolina the second state to vote on gay marriage next fall. Minnesota will also vote on a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in the November 2012 elections.
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