Supporters of a ban on gay marriage in North Carolina will lobby the Legislature for the second time in a week.
A Christian conservative group called Return America has
scheduled a "Stand Up for Traditional Marriage" rally on Tuesday
in downtown Raleigh. A similar outdoor event attracted thousands in
North Carolina law defines marriage as the union of one man and
one woman. But social conservatives want specific language added to
the state constitution, arguing that a voter-approved amendment
banning gay marriage would push back court challenges. Thirty
states have such bans.
Gay rights supporters argue the state shouldn't write discrimination into the constitution. Religious leaders and lawmakers held a news conference last week promoting the amendment.