After a vote of 13-to-8 the UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) passed the Opposition to Amendment One Resolution, which stands against the amendment coming to vote in North Carolina in May.
Over 100 UNC Charlotte students, senators and administrators gathered at the General Assembly Meeting for the Student Senate to stand up against the upcoming amendment to the North Carolina State Constitution stating that the only legal domestic relationships are those between a married man and woman and support Senator Nauman Panjwani’s resolution to oppose the amendment.
“I had a group of students who came up to me and asked me to write it. Simple as that,” said Panjwani. “I feel like tonight went really well. There was a lot of debate and there was a lot of people who showed up, which really strengthened our cause. The people who were opposed to it stated their opinions, and we refuted it. They got their voice out, and we got our voice. It passed so it went pretty well.”
Supporters for the resolution came together and cheered as the senate voted in favor of the resolution. Although the Opposition to Amendment One Resolution is not yet formally enacted, the groups in support for the resolution will work to ensure it is approved.
“We will get it passed through in the end,” said Panjwani.