Commissioners Ronda Jones and Leon Inman voted against the resolution on Monday night, citing the belief that they should not do anything to influence citizens’ votes on the issue. Jones also cited the potential far-reaching consequences of the amendment as one of her concerns. But Inman did state that he was personally in favor of the amendment.
Voters will see the marriage amendment or “Amendment One” on the May 8 ballot. The amendment will ask people to vote for or against a “Constitutional amendment to provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State.”