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RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly has left Raleigh following a three-day session in which lawmakers agreed to put a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage on next year’s ballot.

The House and Senate adjourned Wednesday morning after finishing two bills that will be sent to Gov. Beverly Perdue. Both contained adjustments to laws approved earlier this year. The Republican-led Legislature approved the bill despite complaints by some Democrats about changes affecting community colleges and bail bondsmen.

House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate leader Phil Berger say their chambers remain at odds over another proposed constitutional amendment limiting how long legislative leaders can serve.

Lawmakers adjourned until Nov. 7 when they could take up legislation needed to respond to Hurricane Irene, as well as election laws or redistricting.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • Commonsensenotcommontoday

    Preventing eminent domain from being abused to benefit private enterprise is a far more pressing issue than making a political statement about gay marriage.

    Believe me – the same people who will annex you against your will are MORE than willing to condemn your property and then hand it over to their buddies.

  • Guest343434

    The General Assembly! These half-educated bumpkins want to send the gays the message they have always sent: “We hate you, and we want you to be unhappy all of your lives. We want you to live in shame.”

    It will be a cold day in hell before I lower my head in shame. I’ll keep walking with my head up high, with my head to the sky, and my fellow gays and I will demand equality until we get it.


    Here’s some news for the RePUKES and DemoRATS who voted for the amendment: A federal judge will soon rule your amendment unconstitutional.

    We WILL prevail! Make no doubt about it.

    Onward and upward . . .

  • Guest1322

    Great. I hope that they are happy. They have accomplished nothing, but an attempt to enshrine bigotry in the state constitution. These horrible legislators Hill & Rabon won’t rest until the constitution is as useless ad the bible.


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