Anti-Marriage Amendment supporters gather in Winston-Salem

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — More than 100 people against North Carolina’s proposed Marriage Amendment rallied on the campus of Salem College Monday evening.

“It’s a devise, harmful amendment.  It’s language is so broad it’s not just about marriage,” said Janet Owen of Interfaith Voice, which sponsored the rally. “It will have consequence that we don’t really understand yet.”

Down Main Street, people on both sides of the issue rallied in front of City Hall as city council members inside passed a resolution 7-1 taking a stand against the amendment.

Council Member Robert Clark cast the single vote against the resolution saying he didn’t believe the city needed to get involved.

Outside supporters of the amendment said their decision came based on their faith.

“I feel very strongly that’s what the Bible says and that’s what I believe.  It’s the same today, tomorrow and forever.  It doesn’t change based on our society or the time it’s always the same,” said Karen Moxley, an amendment supporter.


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