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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Supporters and opponents of the proposed constitutional amendment on marriage in North Carolina could be making their closing arguments in a debate sponsored by a lawyers’ group.

An event has been scheduled for Thursday evening in downtown Raleigh by the conservative-leaning Federalist Society. If the amendment is approved, it would make clear traditional marriage is the only domestic legal union recognized in the state.

Speakers opposing the amendment are Duke University professor Mike Munger and Katy Parker, legal director of the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. Backing the amendment will be Vote FOR Marriage NC chairwoman Tami Fitzgerald and Ken Klukowski with the Family Research Council’s Center for Religious Liberty.

The early voting period for the primary ends Saturday.

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