Gone by summer (possibly)!
What? North Carolina's noxious Amendment One.
On February 14, a federal judge in Virginia ruled that state's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional. The appeal on that case will reach the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on May 13. The Fourth Circuit is notoriously one of the most conservative panels in the nation, but with anti-gay legislation falling all over the nation, observers fully expect the Fourth Circuit to strike down Virginia's ban.
If Virginia's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, so is North Carolina's.
We expect the Fourth Circuit to do the right thing and rule that such bans -- whether in Virginia or North Carolina -- violate the federal equal protection clause.
News&Observer has a full article on this today.