RALEIGH, N.C. — A constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in North Carolina will not appear on the November ballot.
State Senate Republicans are two signatures short of forcing a vote that would send the bill to the Senate floor.
Two Durham men had sued for the right to get a marriage license.
Last month, District Judge Craig Brown dismissed a suit filed by Richard Mullinax and Perry Pike. The couple sued after the Durham County clerk's office denied them a marriage license.
Last week, they decided not to pursue the lawsuit right now because of financial reasons.