With North Carolina voters poised to vote on a constitutional marriage amendment May 8, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary held a forum to discuss the importance and appropriateness of protecting the traditional definition of marriage. Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, said North Carolina, along with four other states voting this year on marriage, could send a loud message to the U.S. Supreme Court, which could hear a gay “marriage” case in the near future.