Professor Suzanne Reynolds quoted on ‘marriage amendment’ debate

Among the over-reaching initiatives to come out the Republican-controlled state legislature last year, the proposed ‘marriage amendment’ that would write the state’s prohibition against same-sex marriage into the state constitution may be the most problematic.

The proposed amendment that will be voted on in a statewide referendum May 8 is so broadly worded that it could lead to a host of problems for unmarried heterosexual couples, according to a legal analysis from three law professors at UNC Chapel Hill, the Journal’s Travis Fain reported. The amendment could affect domestic-violence protections for unmarried couples and undermine other family-law issues, the professors said.

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