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North Carolina House passes same sex marriage ban
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The North Carolina House of Representatives has approved an amendment to the state constitution that would define marriage as solely between one man and one woman.
The Republican-controlled House passed the proposed amendment in a 75 to 42 vote on Monday after a three-hour debate. If the state Senate also approves the proposed amendment, North Carolina voters would ultimately decide its fate in a statewide referendum on next May's primary date
"It is simply un-American to single out any group of law-abiding citizens to harass and torment," he added. "Every time we select a set of folks to exclude from America's dream of a better life, the results are detrimental to our nation."
The proposed amendment would allow companies to offer benefits to employees in domestic partnerships, but some law professors have warned that the language could invalidate domestic violence laws and disrupt child custody cases
Originally posted by ThirdEyeofHorus
reply to post by Annee
All you god believers - - - please get married in your church - - - and leave the Legal Marriage to the rest of us.
What does this even mean Annee? Catholics get married in a Catholic church, Lutherans in Lutheran church, Baptists in Baptist church, and atheists at City Hall. But everyone has to make a trip to City Hall.
Originally posted by BIGPoJo
Also, why do gays want a legal marriage? What do they hope to gain other than being married?