Aldermen of New Bern, N.C., on Tuesday passed a controversial resolution that supports amending the state’s constitution banning same-sex marriage, which is to be put before North Carolina voters in a ballot initiative on May 8.
The resolution was brought before the board of alderman earlier this month by Jerry Schill, co-chairman of the Craven-Pamlico Christian Coalition. The resolution states, “Marriage between one man one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state.”
The vote was 5-2 in support of the constitutional ban — Mayor Lee Bettis and Alderman Victor Taylor opposed it.
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