Amendment One

On May 8, 2012, North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage that is referenced throughout Living in the Overlap as Lennie and Pearl work for its defeat.

Section 1 of the bill reads: “Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State. This section does not prohibit a private party from entering into contracts with another private party; nor does this section prohibit courts from adjudicating the rights of private parties pursuant to such contracts.”