The National Organization for Marriage
(NOM) has congratulated the North Carolina Legislature for approving
a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage in
the state and sending it to voters for their approval next May.
On Tuesday, the
Senate approved the amendment after less than two hours of
debate, a day after the House gave its approval. All together,
lawmakers spent less than six hours debating the issue and blocked
the public from commenting on the proposed legislation.
“Congratulations to the people of
North Carolina!” NOM President Brian Brown wrote Tuesday in a blog
post in which he pledged his group's support toward the effort to
approve the ban.
“The big lie in politics is that the
marriage fight is over. But this vote proves once again the pundits
are wrong, the people want the right to decide the future of
marriage. NOM reached out to more than 100,000 North Carolinians in
the last few days, making sure they told their representatives they
want the right to vote for marriage,” Brown said.
“Congratulations to each and every
North Carolinian voter for this big win,” he added.