Professors Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77), Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) weigh in on possible same-sex marriage ban

The proposed amendment that would write North Carolina’s same-sex marriage ban into the state constitution uses overly broad language that could cause a range of problems for unmarried heterosexual couples, according to a detailed legal analysis from three law professors at UNC-Chapel Hill. 

Amendment supporters dismiss the concerns as a misinformation effort to push opposition against the amendment as a May 8 state referendum on it approaches. But the logic is backed up by a number of attorneys and law professors, including two at Wake Forest University.

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