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Wednesday, May 9,2012

Amendment One: North Carolina gay marriage ban passes

North Carolina overwhelmingly voted Tuesday  in favor of a state constitutional amendment defining marriage between one man and one woman as the only legal union recognized by the state.

The vote makes North Carolina the 30th state to adopt a ban on gay marriage. While North Carolina law already bans same-sex marriage, the amendment means civil unions and potentially other types of domestic partnerships will no longer be recognized legally by the state.

More states will vote on gay marriage later this year. In November, Minnesota voters will cast ballots on a state constitutional amendment defining marriage as solely between one man and one woman. Washington state voters are also expected to consider a gay marriage ban while Maine in November will vote on whether to approve same-sex marriage.

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