If the proposed amendment is approved, it will amend the North Carolina Constitution by amending Article 14 to add a new section:
Sec. 6. Marriage.
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.
The text of the ballot is not the full text of the Constitutional amendment, which could lead to some confusion for voters. The ballot will ask voters whether they are for or against the following:
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.