Vote For Marriage NC
The media is at it again. Despite the fact that Speaker Thom Tillis helped lead the charge to bring the Marriage Protection Amendment to a vote before the people, media outlets are using his words out of context to confuse the public. Make no mistake: The Marriage Protection Amendment would not be on the May 8th ballot without the leadership of Speaker Tillis. Please take a moment to read the Speaker’s statement released today regarding his support of the Marriage Protection Amendment.
The following statement was released by the Speaker’s Office on Wednesday, March 28.
Tillis Statement on Marriage Protection Amendment
Raleigh – House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenburg) issued the following statement today on the Marriage Protection Amendment:
“Protecting the traditional definition of marriage is an issue that deserves to be decided by North Carolina voters, just as it has been in thirty other states. For too long, our citizens have been denied the opportunity to have their say on the matter, and I am encouraged by the public debate now being held on this issue.
As indicated during the process by which the amendment was placed on the ballot, I support the Marriage Protection Amendment and plan to vote in favor of the measure on May 8. With sixty-four percent of likely voters in support of the Amendment, I am confident that North Carolina voters will finally have the opportunity to preserve the definition of marriage in our state constitution just as thirty other states have already done. This amendment is necessary to honor the traditional definition of marriage as between one man and one woman, and I am pleased that North Carolinians will have the chance to include it in our constitution on May 8.”