NOM, Anti-Gay Groups Ramp Up Efforts to Pass Anti-Gay Amendment in North Carolina

A referendum committee has been formed by a coalition of anti-gay groups in North Carolina in support of a pending anti-gay ballot initiative there to constitutionally ban same-sex marriage, Q Notes reports:

FitzgeraldThe committee, Vote for Marriage NC, was formed last week by a coalition of groups including the N.C. Baptist State Convention, Christian Action League, NC Values Coalition, a coalition of African American pastors and the National Organization for Marriage.

Organizers announced the committee’s formation Thursday.

“We very much look forward to a dialogue with North Carolina voters about the importance of preserving marriage as the union of one man and one woman,” Tami Fitzgerald (pictured), executive director of NC Values Coalition, said in a release. “The marriage amendment ensures that voters and not activist judges will decide the definition of marriage in our state. Marriage as the union of one man and one woman has served North Carolina well since before we were a state, and it’s time we respected the institution of marriage enough to protect it in our state constitution.”

Anti-gay amendment committee formed [q notes]