The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners is the latest public entity to step into the debate over Amendment One, the proposed constitutional amendment that would protect the state’s law against same-sex marriage. The commission passed a resolution in support on Monday.
That follows the Wake County Board of Commissioners vote last month, split 4-3 along party lines, to support the amendment. In December, the Raleigh City Council passed a resolution opposing the amendment.
"The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners' vote of support for the Marriage Protection Amendment confirms the importance of giving the voters of North Carolina the chance to preserve marriage before activists have their way in our state," Tami Fitzgerald, chairwoman of Vote FOR Marriage NC, said in a statement released today. "We applaud the Commissioners' actions, for their vote also illustrates how protecting marriage provides the best environment for a healthy economy and stable society."