By Rachel Lee
Vote For Marriage NC
In honor of Valentine’s Day this week, let’s celebrate how marriage is about more than just love. Marriage is a unique and timeless institution designed by God that serves as the building block of society. For thousands of years, marriage has been defined as the union of one man and one woman. On May 8th, North Carolinians will have the opportunity to preserve the sanctity of marriage in our state constitution by voting FOR the Marriage Protection Amendment.
Protecting the interests of children is the primary reason that government regulates and licenses marriage. After all, government does not license or regulate any other form of intimate relationship – not friendship or dating. People are free, under the law, to live as they choose. But marriage is a special relationship reserved exclusively for heterosexual unions, because only the intimate relationship between men and women has the ability to produce children.
By encouraging men and women to marry, society helps ensure that children will be known by and cared for by their biological parents. Marriage is society’s mechanism of increasing the likelihood that children will be born and raised by the two people responsible for bringing them into the world – their mother and father.
With activist judges and legislators seeking to redefine marriage for all of society, it is vital that we preserve marriage in our state constitution as the union of one man and one woman. On May 8th, voters across North Carolina will have the opportunity to define marriage once and for all. In order to win this fight, we need your support.
Please visit VoteForMarriageNC.com to sign-up to volunteer and to make a donation. We can’t stand by while activists redefine marriage for all of us. It’s time to take action.