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IN THE VOTERS’ HANDS N.C. to Vote on Gay-Marriage Ban Allen Breed / AP Photo

N.C. to Vote on Gay-Marriage Ban

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.

May 8, 2012 6:33 AM