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A group of North Carolina pastors gathered outside the steps of the capitol building in Raleigh, Tuesday morning to call on Governor McCrory to defend North Carolina's marriage amendment.
The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to issue a ruling on Virginia's marriage amendment in the next couple days. Because North Carolina is in the 4th circuit, the controversial amendment one could be impacted.

 "I think there is encouragement in this battle for us to hold to," Mark Harris, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Charlotte, said. "It's going to take leaders that are willing to step up and point out the obvious facts."


The North Carolina Pastors Network called on Governor McCrory to defend the marriage law because they don't believe Attorney General Roy Cooper will.

Cooper has said that while he is for gay marriage, he would defend the law if needed to.

"He's made some political statements that has certainly demonstrated his opposition to the marriage amendment," Harris said. That automatically seems to compromise his ability as attorney general to demonstrate a real leadership role in defending it."

But some lawmakers say defending the gay marriage prohibition is a waste of time and puts North Carolina on the wrong side of history.

"Our state and country have changed," State Senator Malcolm Graham said. "North Carolina needs to be seen as a progressive state and marriage equality is a sign of how progressive we are as a state."


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