Amendment 1 Hot Button Issue On November Ballot


One of the more controversial issues in Tennessee will be decided on Election Day. If passed, Amendment 1 would prohibit same sex marriages in the state.

The hot button issue has gotten plenty of attention. Those in favor of the amendment to the constitution have been traveling the state spreading their beliefs that marriage should be between one man and one woman. Those against the proposal said it’s an issue of equal rights.

"It is about exclusion, it is about hate, and it’s not about bringing people together, which Amendment One does, bringing Liberty and Justice for all Tennessee citizens," said Randy Tarkington, who is against the amendment.

"I think we need to do everything we can to preserve marriage between a man and a woman as a life time commitment," said amendment supporter, Laurie Williams.

To be adopted as law, the proposed amendment must receive at least one more than 50% of all votes cast in the governor’s race.