North Carolina State House Speaker Thom Tillis in an interview with local press:
“The defense of marriage is one that a number of folks in our base feel very strongly about,” Tillis said, noting the issue would definitely be brought up in a special fall session. “Generally speaking, it polls fairly high across the voter base. It's not a particularly partisan thing.”
He expects the measure, which can't be vetoed by the governor, to pass the House with the minimum 72 votes and go to voters in 2012.