Major Issue

North Carolina Votes on Gay Marriage

North Carolina voters are hitting the polls Tuesday, driven mostly by their support for or opposition to a state amendment that would limit legal marriages to heterosexual couples. Recent polls suggest that the measure is likely to pass. North Carolina’s outgoing governor, Bev Purdue, refused to say whether or not she is in support of same-sex marriage but urged voters to block the ban because it “takes away a lot of civil liberties, civil rights,” she said. “It’s not about gay marriage. That is not what this issue is about.”