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Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Gay marriage supporters denounce a proposed N.C. constitutional ban
Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. - Supporters of gay marriage on Wednesday said a proposed constitutional amendment banning the practice amounts to "codifying into law" biblical interpretation.

A bill introduced in the state Senate would let voters decide in November whether to amend North Carolina's constitution to ban gay marriage. The measure is sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Jim Forrester, R-Gaston.

About 50 supporters of gay marriage attended a news conference Wednesday in front of the Legislative Building. Many held signs declaring "I'm Baptist," "I'm Jewish," I'm Methodist."

"The debate over marriage equality in our society is a power struggle," said the Rev. Jack McKinney from Raleigh's Pullen Memorial Baptist Church. "Like all other justice struggles, the majority is unwilling to give up its sense of privilege easily."


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