Eyewitness News has learned that the ACLU is challenging North Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage.
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a new amendment to a federal lawsuit regarding rights for same-sex couples.
Monday, the ACLU amended a lawsuit filed against North Carolina last year, on behalf of six same-sex couples and their children, that challenges a ban on second-parent adoptions.
Now, the ACLU is asking Attorney General Roy Cooper to allow an additional claim challenging amendment one, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman.
Lee Knight Caffery and Dana Draa are part of the lawsuit.
They constantly worry about how they do not have equal rights as parents.
Eyewitness News talked to the Catholic diocese of Charlotte. David Hains said he hopes this new effort does not go any further, and wants to remind everyone how people voted just last year.
"Sixty percent of people in North Carolina said the definition of marriage can only be a one man and one woman, 60 percent. It was more than two million people. Basically said yes to the marriage amendment," he said.
If the Attorney General's office does not agree to the addition of this new amendment, the ACLU plans to petition the court to allow the claim to be added.
Just two weeks ago the Supreme Court handed down two rulings that bolstered support for gay marriage.
The nation's highest court struck down the Federal Defense of Marriage Act. By ending it, gays and lesbians are now eligible for more than a thousand federal marriage benefits.
The Supreme Court also let stand a lower court ruling that overturned California's ban on same-sex marriage.