Raleigh, NC -- North Carolina's unique position in the South on gay marriage is bringing supporters and opponents of a constitutional amendment to Raleigh.Christian conservatives will hold their biennial rally Tuesday morning in support of an amendment banning gay marriage. The rally organized by the Winston-Salem group Return America attracted thousands of people in 2007 and 2009.
North Carolina is the only Southeastern state that hasn't approved an amendment restricting marriage to one man and one woman.
Earlier Tuesday, faith leaders will explain why they're opposed to the amendment and how it could prohibit all legal recognition for gay and lesbian couples.
Democrats had blocked a legislative vote on the amendment for years. The new Republican-led Legislature has expressed interest in putting the question to voters.