North Carolina House Speaker Thom
Tillis has predicted passage of a gay marriage ban, but added that it
most likely won't last. Voters agree.
Voters will decide on Amendment One
during North Carolina's May 8 primary. The constitutional amendment
would bar the state from recognizing the relationships of gay and
lesbian couples with marriage, civil unions and possibly domestic
While speaking last month at North
Carolina State, Tillis predicted passage of the amendment with a 54
percent majority and repeal within 20 years.
Tillis, a leading proponent of the
amendment, told the students that he believes the next generation
will repeal the amendment.
Policy Polling survey put the prediction to the test, asking 975
North Carolina voters if they agreed.
When pollsters asked, “20 years from
now, do you think gay marriage will be legal or illegal?” 45
percent said it would be legal, while 41 percent said it would remain
illegal. Fourteen percent said they were not sure.