County commissions differ on marriage amendment
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CHARLOTTE -- There may be differing views between local county commissions on the state's upcoming marriage amendment vote.
If passed, the amendment would define marriage between one man and one woman - and wouldn't recognize any other domestic legal union.
In a ceremonial vote Thursday night, Gaston commissioners put their support for the marriage amendment on the record.
Next week, commissioners from Mecklenburg County are scheduled to vote on a resolution against the marriage amendment.
"Every county may not feel like that, and that's understandable,” Gaston County commission chair Donnie Loftis said. “But in Gaston County, what we hold dear is those conservative values that marriage should only be between one man and one woman."
To date, 22 county commissions in North Carolina have passed resolutions in favor of the marriage amendment.
Durham County considered a resolution against, but commissioners scrapped it before taking any official vote.