Councilwoman wants to postpone marriage amendment resolution vote

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Trudy Wade (City of Greensboro)

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro city councilwoman said she will try to postpone Tuesday’s vote on a resolution opposing the state’s same-sex marriage amendment.

Councilwoman Trudy Wade said in a news release Monday that she may propose an alternative resolution at the meeting.

The “Resolution opposing a proposed amendment to the North Carolina State Constitution” appears in Item 33 of Tuesday’s council agenda.

She did not specify in her release what that resolution might say. However, she said she strongly supports the marriage amendment.

Wade said she would like a public hearing to be scheduled before council votes on the resolution.

Mayor Robbie Perkins and Councilman Zack Matheny said Friday they were in favor of the resolution. Both said they worried that the amendment could prevent same-sex partners of city employees from getting benefits.

Perkins said Friday a majority of council is in favor of the resolution.

State residents will vote on the amendment during the May 8 primary.

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