North Carolina Is Looking To Ban Same Sex Marriage

09.13.11 | Sarah Harnisch

   North Carolina is the only state that does not ban same-sex marriage in its state constitution. But now Republicans, who now control the state legislature for the first time in 140 years, are hoping to change the law. On Monday, lawmakers proposed amendments defining marriage as between 1 man and 1 woman. They also asked that it be proposed as a state constitutional amendment. The North Carolina house approved it by 4 votes-- and its now in the Senate. 30 other states in America have this same wording in their state constitutions. Six states allow gay marriage. If this bill passes the Senate, voters will decide it on the November 2012 ballot.