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Same-sex marriage ballot skips words
Charlotte Observer • Sep 22, 2011
What voters will see on the ballot about a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions is not what some lawmakers thought.
Amendment 1 on the May primary ballot asks voters to decide for or against a constitutional amendment "to provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state."
The bill's second sentence, which clarifies that the ban doesn't prohibit businesses from offering benefits to domestic partners, isn't included on the ballot.
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