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North Carolina poised to ban gay marriage

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Rev. Eva O'Diam of the Metropolitan Community Church performs a ceremony, renewing the vows of two same sex couples outside of the courthouse after they were denied marriage licenses at the Dauphin County Courthouse on Valentine's Day. About 60 people gathered in support of gay marriage outside of the Dauphin County Courthouse Thursday afternoon.

Voters in North Carolina head to the polls today to vote on a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and civil unions.  According to the latest Public Policy Polling survey, the amendment is poised to pass by an easy margin, with 55% in favor to 39% against.  The trend has been pretty stable with numbers changing only slightly after political powerhouses like Billy Graham (for) and Bill Clinton (against) made final pleas to voters.

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