Raleigh council opposes gay marriage amendment
Posted December 6, 2011
Updated December 7, 2011
Raleigh, N.C. — The Raleigh City Council voted Tuesday to formally oppose an amendment on next May's statewide ballot that would define marriage in North Carolina as between a man and a woman.
The resolution passed 6-2, with councilmen John Odom and Bonner Gaylord voting against it.
The Raleigh Human Relations Commission asked the council to issue a public proclamation against the proposed amendment, which would ban recognition of all same-sex couples, including marriages, civil unions, and domestic partnerships, statewide.