The Supreme Court said Friday it will take on California's controversial Proposition 8, which banned same-sex couples from marrying.
Legal experts told Eyewitness News if justices rule against Prop 8, it could open up a legal precedent to strike down North Carolina's voter-mandated Amendment 1, which defines marriage between one man and one woman.
O'Neal Atkinson with Charlotte's LGBT Community said he wants to one day legally marry and thinks the country is moving toward change.
"It's hard not to feel confident. It's hard not to feel strong enthusiasm that things could go our way," he said,
The North Carolina Values Coalition said it believes just the opposite, stating in a written statement from Executive Director Tami Fitzgerald, "Marriage was created by God as the union of a man and a woman, and is not something that the courts or sexual activists have the right to re-define."
Though voters approved Amendment 1, people Eyewitness News spoke to in Uptown on Friday said they want the law to change.
"I don't have a problem with it. Live and let live," said Linda Weigl.
"I believe if it doesn't affect me then by all means do whatever you please," said Gray Gaertner. The Supreme Court decision is expected by late June.
"Right now, both sides, we're both excited for different reasons. Both sides, all we can do is sit and wait and see what happens," Atkinson said.