May 9, 2012
Liberty Counsel Applauds North Carolina’s Stand for Marriage
Washington, DC – Liberty Counsel applauds North Carolinians who ignored the voices of the elite media, Hollywood, and even the Obama Administration, and resoundingly voted to affirm marriage as one man and one woman.
With 61% of the vote, the North Carolina Constitution will now read, “Marriage between a man and a woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State.”
North Carolina joins thirty other states that have passed amendments to their state constitutions affirming natural marriage.
“When the issue goes before the American people, the natural definition of marriage wins every time,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “These voters understand that the family is the backbone of a healthy society. They appreciate the benefits of a mom and dad raising their children to be good citizens,” Staver said. “Americans can see results of the destruction of the family, and they are using the ballot box to build stronger homes.”
“Same-sex marriage is one of the greatest threats to religious liberties,” Staver continued. “It has never been about tolerance or coexisting; it has always been about dominance.” President Obama’s commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Chai Feldblum, said that when religious liberty and homosexual rights conflict, she has “a hard time coming up with any case in which religious liberty should win.”
Liberty Counsel is an international nonprofit litigation, education, and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and the family since 1989, by providing pro bono assistance and representation on these and related topics.
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