Jurors are now deliberating to decide whether or not Edwards is guilty of diverting campaign funds to his mistress.
Closing arguments in the John Edwards trial are set to begin Thursday. But the political significance of the trial in defining the limits of campaign finance has been greatly dampened.
The former senator's defense rested without putting on John Edwards, accused of illegally funneling money to his mistress.
Defense lawyers concentrated on whether former US Senator John Edwards broke federal campaign finance laws.
Republicans and African Americans in North Carolina were united in supporting a constitutional ban on gay marriage. The North Carolina is a key swing state in the 2012 presidential election.
North Carolina will vote Tuesday on a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriages and civil unions. One North Carolina poll shows only 38 percent oppose the ban.
Bryan Huffman described receiving checks in excess of federal contribution limits and then passing them on to the campaign.
Cheri Young began to cry when asked why she went along with the cover-up of Edwards' affair.
Andrew Young admitted under cross-examination that he spent much of the million dollars in campaign funds diverted to John Edwards' mistress to build himself a new house.
Andrew Young continued his testimony Wednesday, saying he was shocked when the candidate denied knowing about the payoffs at the center of the trial.