North Carolina's Speaker of the House, Thom Tillis, has spoken up today about the potential for an amendment banning same-sex marriage in the state. The amendment, which was proposed in the state's senate in February, would appear on the ballot during the November 2012 election if it is approved in the House and the Senate.
The House and Senate versions of the bill are different. Q Notes explains:
Two versions of the amendment have been filed in the legislature. In February, Gaston County Republican Sen. James Forrester introduced his amendment, which could ban both public and private relationships among same-sex couples including marriage, civil unions and domestic partner benefits. The House version targets only marriage.