Supreme Court. After a brief hearing, Davis rejected the petition in Aprilciting the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Barbara A. Thus, it presently appears that formal marriage equality will soon be a comprehensive reality throughout virtually all the nation.
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North Carolina was the 30th state, and the last of the former Confederate states, to adopt a constitutional amendment defining marriage so as to exclude same-sex couples. The court did not address whether the Constitution guarantees gay couples the right to marry — it left in place same-sex marriage bans in dozens of states — but the decision for the first time granted gay couples wed in states such as Maryland federal rights equal to those enjoyed by straight spouses.