NC House passes anti-marriage amendment

On a 75 to 42 vote, the North Carolina House passed the anti-gay legislation that would amend the state constitution to ban marriage for same-sex couples. The bill passed in the House Rules Committee early Monday afternoon after leaders on the committee prohibited public comment. If the bill passes in the Senate, the constitutional amendment would be placed on the statewide ballot in May 2012.

Anti-gay legislators fast tracked this harmful legislation today, despite the outspoken opposition from prominent business leaders, clergy members, and passionate pro-equality state Representatives. More importantly, the House majority failed to heed the call of the majority of North Carolina voters who oppose the amendment. 

Now more than ever, all North Carolinians who oppose marriage discrimination need to contact their state Senators. Click here to contact your legislators and then please share this crucial action with your friends and family across the state.

As always, we'll keep you up to date as this dangerous bill moves to the state Senate.