North Carolina voters approved gay marriage ban

On May 8, 2012, North Carolina voters passed a constitutional amendment that banned same-sex marriage, bringing the number of states with constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage to thirty-one. Since then, Maine, Maryland and Washington have voted to legalize same-sex marriage. In April 2013, the Rhode Island legislature voted to legalize same-sex marriage in that state.

Read an overview of Same-Sex Marriage in Features.

 

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