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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

(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. (Read more North Carolina stories.)

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