NC Inches Closer to Vote on Gay Marriage Ban
House already passed bill, so it will go to voters
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 14, 2011 11:03 AM CDT
LF Eason of Cary, NC, looks up at his flag during a rally against the state constitutional amendment on Halifax Mall in Raleigh, NC, on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011.   (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)

(Newser) – North Carolina residents will vote on a constitutional amendment banning gay marriages, after the state Senate voted 30-16 yesterday to put it on the ballot in May. Every Republican in attendance voted yes, giving the bill exactly the 30 votes it needed to pass, the News & Observer reports. The House had already passed the bill Monday amid protests; about 500 protesters rallied again yesterday. Click for more on the bill, which is essentially guaranteed to pass.

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XYandZ
Sep 15, 2011 1:12 AM CDT
Finally some good news
InferiorToYou
Sep 14, 2011 7:24 PM CDT
This is just to make sure the "Christians" get out to vote in the primary, which many Democrats will naturally skip next year.
DarkFrancis
Sep 14, 2011 6:48 PM CDT
Why is it that the people who think government should leave people alone are the same ones who want the government to outlaw things like gay marriage? Not only are these people hypocritical tardbaskets, they're united in sharing the 'ew' argument. That's ALL they have. Ew.