N.C. to Vote on Gay-Marriage Ban

    In this March 22, 2012 photo, Molly Beavers bounces her son, James, 1, on her hip in the front yard of their home in Raleigh, N.C. Beavers, a developmental therapist, opposes a proposed constitutional amendment that would make North Carolina the last state in the Southeast to ban gay marriage. (AP Photo/Allen Breed)

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    Bitterly divided North Carolina voters will go to the polls Tuesday to vote on an amendment that will ban same-sex marriage and civil unions—a vote that has brought out such heavy-hitters as Bill Clinton and Billy Graham. North Carolina already bans same-sex marriage, but this initiative will add a line to the constitution decreeing marriage can only be between one man and one woman. Around 500,000 people voted early, with early results showing that the generational divide ruled: voters 65 and over favored the gay-marriage amendment by a measure of 2 to 1. In Winston-Salem, the city council voted Monday night to oppose the amendment, as supporters rallied in the city.

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