In North Carolina Tuesday, voters approved a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships. North Carolina becomes the 30th state to pass a measure outlawing same-sex marriage. North Carolina has become the 30th state to approve a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. State law already prohibits same-sex marriage, but supporters of this amendment say they wanted extra protection. North Carolina is the last Southern state to add a marriage amendment to its constitution.
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Critics fear the measure will be used to justify the repression of gays amid rising homophobia in Russia. Russia decriminalised homosexuality in , but anti-gay sentiment remains high. Russia is also considering banning citizens of countries that allow same-sex marriage from adopting Russian children. The legislation will impose hefty fines for providing information about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to minors or holding gay pride rallies. After the Duma passes a bill in its third reading, it must then be passed by the senate and is finally signed into law by Putin.
Senate passes gay rights bill
In the landmark case Obergefell v. Hodges, the U. Supreme Court ruled that all state bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, making gay marriage legal throughout America.
The legislation , passed to almost entirely along party lines, stands little chance of drawing enough Republican support in the Senate to advance, at least in its current form. It was the second time the Democratic-led House had passed the measure, known as the Equality Act, which seeks to amend the Civil Rights Act of to add explicit bans on discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in both public and private spaces. The passage of the legislation came as a broader fight over transgender rights played out on Capitol Hill, with Republicans attacking transgender people and Democrats insisting they warranted the same civil rights protections afforded to anyone else. Rachel Levine , a pick for a top health post who would be the first transgender woman to be confirmed by the Senate, at a hearing to consider her nomination. The confirmation hearing for Dr.