North Carolina voters will vote whether to amend the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage in May 2012, after the state Senate approved legislation placing the measure on the ballot on Tuesday.
The amendment would bar legal recognition of any union besides marriage between one man and one woman, including civil unions and domestic partnerships for gay and straight couples.
Local business leader Martin Eakes was at the capitol in Raleigh on Tuesday trying to argue against the amendment.
"This was one of the worst days that I've ever seen in my home state, and I've seen some pretty bad days over the past 25 years," Eakes said of the vote to advance the amendment.
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