Legal Scholars On The Amendment

May 7, 2012

Advocates are furiously trying to sway undecided voters in the last day before a decision is made on a constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage and civil union.

Dave DeWitt: The debate has raged for months, in the halls of the legislature, churches, and in legal circles. Legal scholars began arguing about it when a study out of UNC-Chapel Hill's Law School raised questions about the amendment's potential far-reaching impact. That prompted three law professors at Baptist-affiliated Campbell University to respond, calling the UNC study an over-reach. Now, family law faculty from every law school in the state, including one from Campbell, have released a video denouncing the affects of the proposed amendment. Kathryn Bradley is a professor of law at Duke.

Kathryn Bradley: It's not clear what impact this amendment will have. And that's the problem, the fact we don't know exactly what Amendment One will do is a reason why it should not become part of the constitution.

Polls open tomorrow at 6:30 in the morning and close at 7:30 in the evening.