WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council Action today praised the North Carolina legislature for sending to the vote of the people an amendment that would define marriage in the state constitution as the union of one man and one woman.
Last week, Family Research Council Action (FRC Action), the legislative advocacy arm of the Family Research Council, launched a radio ad campaign that targeted a dozen legislators and ran on 20 stations across North Carolina.
Family Research Council Action President Tony Perkins made the following comments:
"We are pleased that the North Carolina legislature listened to voters who clearly want to make history by becoming the 30th state to pass a marriage protection amendment. We have seen every state where the people have voted choose to preserve marriage, because the American people have a deep appreciation for the unique and irreplaceable benefits that marriage between a man and a woman gives to children and society.
"Marriage as the union between a man and woman fosters strong families and is the bedrock of civilization. Indeed, married couples rely less on government programs, and contribute to society rather than depending on the welfare state.
"The North Carolina legislature is investing in its future by allowing its citizens to vote on protecting and defending marriage. The well-being of children, parental rights and religious liberty are all at stake in this referendum.
"FRC Action has been very involved in the marriage debate in North Carolina so far, supporting the efforts of pro-family groups in the state by running radio ads throughout the state advocating for the defense of marriage. We will continue that work, as we are confident that the people of North Carolina, like those in every state to have addressed the issue at the ballot box, will vote to protect marriage as the union of a man and a woman now and for years to come," concluded Perkins.
SOURCE Family Research Council Action