Please remember the "Marriage Amendment" will be on the ballot during the primary election. I support this amendment to the North Carolina Constitution. I have been married to my husband, Donald, for 40 years and believe the framers of our Constitution were in favor of this when they proposed our founding document. I'm sure they would have been surprised that we felt it necessary to define the term "marriage" in that document. However, we live in a time when we must get specific about our foundations. We must hold on to our ideals and principles that made our state and country great. I am passionate about this issue and hope you will support this amendment when you vote either in early voting, April 19 - May 5th or on election day, May 8th. Thank you for your consideration of this momentous amendment!