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NC Speaker Expects Marriage to Be On the Ballot in 2012

 

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.

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