U.S. District Court Judge Max Cogburn found North Carolina’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional in a ruling handed down Friday.
The decision opens the door for same-sex marriages to begin in the state, where voters approved a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in 2012. North Carolina is covered by the 4th Circuit, which found Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional earlier this year. That ruling was left intact by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this week when the justices declined to hear the case.
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