The NC Senate just approved the marriage amendment (30-16 vote).  The House approved the amendment yesterday.  It will be on the ballot in May, 2012.

Here’s the amendment language:

“Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State.  This section does not prohibit a private party from entering into contracts with another private party; nor does this section prohibit courts from adjudicating the rights of private parties pursuant to such contracts.”