North Carolina Considers And Passes Ballot Measure To Ban Same-Sex Marriage Ban In Just Over 24 Hours

Moments ago, in a vote of 30 to 16, the North Carolina senate placed a constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage on the May ballot. The state House introduced the measure just yesterday, passing it in a vote of 75 to 42. Because Republican leadership rejected any opportunity for public comment, the amendment passed out of both houses barely 24 hours after it was introduced Monday afternoon.