The organization leading the push to define marriage as one woman and one man in North Carolina's Constitution is officially launching its campaign.
Vote for Marriage NC is led by Tami Fitzgerald of the N.C. Values Coalition. It includes various organizations such as the Christian Action League and N.C. Baptists as well as national groups such as the National Organization for Marriage.
In the campaign launch, the group's leaders sought to put the May vote in simple terms.
"The marriage amendment is simple and straight-forward," said Rev. Mark Harris, president of the N.C. Baptists, in a statement. "It's about preserving marriage as we've always known it and making sure that activist judges can't redefine it in the future."