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Federal judge strikes down North Carolina same-sex marriage ban

Photo Credit: Kevin Goebel/flickr.

Photo Credit: Kevin Goebel/flickr.

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. 

North Carolina Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Justin Snow is Metro Weekly's former political editor and White House correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @JustinCSnow.

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