Next May, North Carolina voters are scheduled to go to the polls to vote on one of the most important and controversial constitutional amendments to ever be placed on a state ballot. The proposed marriage amendment states that “Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State.”Recent polls indicate, however, that despite significant support for the amendment, most North Carolinians feel that same sex couples should be eligible for legal recognition.So, what would the effect of such an amendment be? Why the disconnect between voter attitudes and the apparent substance of proposal? And what are anti-amendment advocates going to do about it?
To learn the answers to these questions and more, please join NC Policy Watch and Equality NC for a very special Crucial Conversation luncheon.
Featuring: Evan Wolfson (pictured above), founder and President of the national nonprofit, Freedom to Marry — the campaign to win marriage nationwide. He is also the author of Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality, and Gay People’s Right to Marry.
Wolfson will be joined by two of North Carolina’s foremost constitutional scholars and experts on the proposed amendment, UNC Professors of Law, Maxine Eichner
and Holning Lau
as well as the Executive Director of Equality NC, Stuart Campbell
Co-sponsored by Equality NC
When: Tuesday November 29 at 12:30 p.m. (Note special, later-than-usual time).
Where: Marbles Kids Museum, 210 E. Hargett St. in downtown Raleigh.
Click here for directions and information about convenient parking options.
Admission includes a box lunch. (Box lunches will be available at 12:15 p.m. and the program will start at 12:30 p.m.)Space is limited – pre-registration required.
Click here to register for this event.
Questions?? Contact Rob Schofield at 919-861-2065 or firstname.lastname@example.org