Marriage Amendment a Hot Button Issue

By: Kim Bedford
By: Kim Bedford

Knoxville (WVLT) - A big issue on the ballot today is the Marriage Amendment.

If passed marriage would be defined only between a man and a woman.

Amendment number one is one of the hottest debates on today's ballots. Now here is how the first part of it reads.

The historical institution and legal contract solemnizing the relationship of one man and one woman shall be the only legally recognized marital contract in this state.

Any policy or law other than that shall be void and unenforceable in Tennessee.

Now voting on it can be a bit confusing. You vote yes if you want to add the amendment to only recognize marriage between one man and one woman and no if you want to keep the Constitution as it currently stands.

A lot of people are on different sides of this issue. Many want ht amendment to pass and feel marriage should only be between one man and one woman while others say the government should not be getting involved in our constitution.

We'll hear from reaction from some of those voters coming up on FIRST at 4:00.


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