The Transylvania Times -

By Jeremiah Reed
Staff Writer 

Locals Pick Sides On Marriage Amendment


Signs for (above) and against (below) the amendment may be seen across the county. (Times photos by Jeremiah Reed)

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY N.C. As early voting opened on Thursday, the battle has heated up over how marriage will be defined in North Carolina.

On the ballot, voters are being asked to choose for or against Amendment One, which would add a sixth section to Article 14 of the N.C. Constitution stating, “marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State.”

North Carolina has not recognized same-sex marriages since 1996 but remains the only state in the Southeast without a constitutional amendment specifically on the issue.


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