9/20/11: Marriage Vote Coming to North Carolina

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North Carolina voters are going to get a say on marriage. Last week, the North Carolina Senate voted to send a proposed constitutional amendment to the state’s voters.

It means that next May, voters in the Tar Heel state will vote on a state constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union between one man and one woman. North Carolina is the only state in the South without an amendment defining marriage that way, which is also the biblical definition.

In the past, efforts to pass an amendment failed largely because of the Democrat-dominated state legislature. Republicans took control of both the house and senate after the 2010 election. They have been pushing for a vote on marriage ever since.

Polls show a majority of North Carolinians support marriage between one man and one woman.