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Gay Marriage Ban On Ballot Omits Sentence From Bill
|Last Edited||karin1492 Sep 24, 2011 12:24am|
|News Date||Saturday, September 24, 2011 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||A ban on same-sex marriage will be on the North Carolina ballot in May. The wording on the ballot only includes half of the bill. Some worry this could make the amendment more difficult for courts to interpret. |
When voters go to the polls in May, the amendment will appear as: Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State.
House Republican Leader Paul Stam says that's all that matters.
"The entire explanation will be on the ballot. The second sentence is a mere clarification," says Stam.