As voters head to the polls in North Carolina today, turnout is expected to be high, which leaves opponents of Amendment One, the constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage and other unions, hopeful for an upset victory despite polling that indicates easy passage of the measure.
As the North Carolina legislature moved last fall to put a brutal antigay amendment on the May 8 primary ballot, Rep. Brad Miller, a Democrat representing parts of Raleigh and Greensboro, decided not only to speak out against the damaging measure, but also concluded that it was time to step up and support a congressional bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.
Kennedy will also honor three Iowa supreme court justices who ruled in favor of same-sex marriage.
Reporters are wondering how to interpret the way the White House has reacted to the vice president's comments on Sunday.
Education secretary Arne Duncan joins Vice President Joe Biden and Housing secretary Shaun Donovan as Obama administration officials who support marriage equality.
“If it passes, it won't change North Carolina's law on marriage,” President Clinton said in a new robocall message. “What it will change is North Carolina's ability to keep good businesses, attract new jobs, and attract and keep talented entrepreneurs."
North Carolina voters will take to the polls Tuesday to decide the fate of Amendment One, which would constitutionally ban any legal relationship recognition other than heterosexual marriage. The Tar Heel State will be the last state in Dixie to decide on banning marriage equality in its constitution — all other states in the conservative area overwhelmingly passed prohibitions in the last decade. To get a handle on how things may go down May 8 and see what kind of odds LGBT activists are up against in North Carolina, we've compiled the margins by which each Southern state banned same-sex marriage; view them on the following pages.