The House voted 75-42 Monday to let voters
decide whether a ban on same-sex marriage should be written into the
state constitution, starting North Carolina on a track to join a
majority of states with similar prohibitions.
decided to put the question on the May primary ballot next year rather
than the November 2012 general election ballot, ensuring the proposal
would win support from enough Democrats to clear the 72 House-vote
hurdle for proposed constitutional changes.
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