By L.A. Williams, Correspondent
Christian Action League
Former Speaker of the House and current presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is urging North Carolinians to vote for the Marriage Amendment to “declare clearly that marriage is between a man and a woman.”
He released his endorsement of the Marriage Amendment via a video message calling marriage “a belief that is now under attack, yet it’s at the very core of defining who we are.”
“There’s an effort by radicals at every level to change who we are, to change what America is and to change for our children into a future that I think will be much worse,” Gingrich said as he asked voters to cast a ballot to preserve “a very basic institution” on May 8.
According to the Vote FOR Marriage campaign, in December 2011, Gingrich signed the National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM) pledge to support preserving marriage as the union between one man and one woman. Candidate Mitt Romney and former candidate Rick Santorum also signed NOM’s pledge.
“We are thankful for Speaker Gingrich’s support of the Marriage Protection Amendment in North Carolina, indicating his strong belief that marriage must be preserved from redefinition by judges and future legislatures,” Tami Fitzgerald, chairwoman of Vote FOR Marriage NC, wrote on the organization’s Web site on Tuesday. “Speaker Gingrich’s strong support for North Carolina’s Marriage Protection Amendment indicates the broad support of people who are behind preserving marriage as the union between one man and one woman.”
To view the former Speaker’s endorsement of the Marriage Amendment, log onto www.VoteFORMarriageNC.com.