By Virginia Bridges
Durham County officials have pulled a resolution fron tonight's agenda that opposed a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions.
The Durham County Board of Commissioners was scheduled to discuss the resolution at its 7 p.m. Monday meeting. At 7:25 a.m. Saturday morning, Deborah Craig-Ray, county spokeswoman, sent out an email indicating the resolution had been removed from the agenda.
On Monday morning County Manager Mike Ruffin said the item was pulled on advice from County Attorney Lowell Siler.
“(Siler) did not believe a discussion was appropriate,” Ruffin said. Ruffin added he was not in the office or involved in the discussion. Siler couldn’t immediately be reached for comment Monday morning.
Other governments have passed resolutions for and against the amendment, including the Wake County commissioners, who passed a resolution supporting the amendment, and the Durham City Council and Chapel Hill Town Council, which passed resolutions opposing it.
Since the agenda item was pulled, members of the public will not be allowed to comment on the issue, Ruffin said.