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RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Republican House Speaker Thom Tillis is standing by a prediction that the proposed amendment to the North Carolina Constitution banning same-sex marriage will be approved by voters, only to be reversed within a generation.

Opponents of the ban have seized on Tillis’ comments, which were made Monday before a student group at North Carolina State University and first reported by Technician, the campus newspaper.

Tillis was quoted as predicting Amendment One will pass with about 54 percent of the vote, but will be repealed within 20 years because young people are more supportive of marriage rights for same sex couples.

Tillis spokesman Jordan Shaw confirmed the speaker’s comments were accurately reported. Shaw said Tillis still supports the GOP-backed measure, which he voted to put on the May 8 primary ballot.

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4 Comments on "Tillis: NC gay marriage ban likely to be reversed"

2015 years 9 months ago

My believes are that a man should marry a woman. God did not make man for man, woman for woman, everybody needs to pull out the BIBLE and read what is in it. They would then understand everything that God has written for a man and woman. This Gay marriage needs to cut off and leave everything alone. People needs to put GOD first in there life and realize that man and a woman is how it should be.

2015 years 9 months ago

The translation of the Republican Gentleman is……”Let’s do everything we can to discriminate for another generation”…..

2015 years 9 months ago

next we will be voting on the right to marry your dog. sound ridiculous? so did gay marriage a generation ago.

2015 years 9 months ago

This is about one – and I repeat one – adult person marrying one other adult -and I mean adult -person. To state that marriage equality will result in anything other than the union of one adult marrying one other adult is an absurd slippery slope fallacy.


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