Residents Speak Out About Council Resolution On Marriage Amendment

12:11 AM, Feb 8, 2012   |    comments
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +

Greensboro, NC -- What does marriage look like? That's the topic members of the public spoke out upon Tuesday night at the Greensboro City Council Meeting.

Council was voting on whether or not to approve a resolution from the city that opposes the Defense of Marriage Act that would amend the state's constitution. In part, the amendment reads, "An act to amend the constitution to provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state."

Before council members voiced their opinions and cast their votes, they heard from members of the public on whether or not they believe they should approve the resolution. Thirty people took turns at the podium. One woman almost cried as she said "For me, my partner, especially for our daughter, stand with us against North Carolina Amendment One."

But Pastor Rick Brooks disagreed, and said he didn't even know why the council was discussing the matter saying, "These two flags hanging together, they might look nice together, they might be compatible, but they don't produce anything. Baffles me to debate it."

After hearing all opinions, council members expressed their feelings. Councilwoman T. Dianne Bellamy-Small said she would not participate in the vote. In the end, the council voted 8 to 1, because a no-vote is counted as a yes, in favor of the resolution opposing the amendment.

WFMY News 2

Most Watched Videos