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NC HOUSE PASSES MARRIAGE AMENDMENT 75-42! --Senate Vote Expected Soon

 

Good news! Please continue to contact your Senators in North Carolina so together we can ensure that the people have their chance to vote!

The N.C. House on Monday passed a bill to allow voters to decide in the May primary whether to ban gay marriage in the state Constitution.

The Senate is expected to consider the constitutional amendment proposal as soon as Tuesday.

The 75-42 vote on final reading was enough to reach the required three-fifths majority of the 120-member House for constitutional amendments. The vote came after more than three hours of emotional debate on the House floor Monday afternoon and in the House Rules Committee, where the bill's newest language got its start earlier in the day.--StarNewsOnline

An exciting moment:

“You’re at a defining moment in this state where you’ve got to understand this is about you being a moral voice to this state House and a moral voice of conscience to this Legislature,” said Derek McCoy, who heads the Maryland Family Alliance...

He brought the crowd to his feet when he told them that the House standing behind them was not immovable.

“This House is your House,” McCoy said.

He led them in a chant, saying, “Let the people vote! Let the people vote!”