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Tue February 21, 2012
Wake Commissioners Cast Controversial Vote
The Wake County Board of Commissioners voted to endorse the upcoming statewide ballot measure to ban gay marriage. Dave DeWitt reports that the vote was along party lines.
Dave DeWitt: Board Chair Paul Coble spearheaded the Wake Commissioners’ effort to support the amendment that would ban gay marriage. Three of his Republican colleagues also voted yes. The three democrats voted no.
About 20 people spoke out before the vote was taken, just one was in favor of the ban. The majority of speakers called it heavy-handed and an intrusion of privacy.
Coble is running for Congress in the 13th district. Republican Tony Gurley is running for lieutenant governor.
The resolution also encourages voter participation when the amendment goes up for a statewide vote on May 8th.