Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Amendment one

  • A proposed amendment to North Carolinas constitution which would make marriage between a man and woman the only legal union recognized by the state has passed a statewide vote, the Associated Press reports.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • The latest polling in North Carolina suggests the state's voters will choose to ban same-sex unions via referendum today, even as popular opinion nationwide trends in support of gay marriage. North Carolina already bans gay marriage by statute.
  • (Washington Post)
  • RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment Tuesday defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman, becoming the latest state to effectively slam the door shut on same-sex marriages.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Marriage between a man and a woman will now be the only legally recognized domestic union in North Carolina after voters Tuesday overwhelmingly passed Amendment One, a change to the state's constitution that could take effect as early as next week.
  • (TPM)
  • Residents of North Carolina on Tuesday approved an amendment to the state constitution that defines marriage as solely between one man and one woman, according to the Associated Press.
  • (Raw Story)
  • How to account for the amendment's popularity? Maybe it's sheer ignorance. As Wonkette notes, the people fondest of the amendment (supporting it by the margin of 64 to 28) are those who admit they are not quite clear on what it does.
  • (Washington Post)
  • North Carolina residents are heading to the polls today to vote on a controversial amendment banning gay marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships in the states constitution. The Courage Campaign and popular LGBT blog Joe. My.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • The divisive nature of Amendment One was obvious Tuesday at polling places across North Carolina, as elections officials said the turnout could be the biggest for a primary voting date in decades.
  • (CharlotteObserver.com)
  • North Carolina passed an amendment to the states constitution baning same-sex marriage today.  Gay marriage was already illegal in the state by statute, but will now specifically be defined as a union between one man and one woman.
  • (Examiner)
  • See below for some of whats being said nationally about North Carolinas Amendment One. Ill add more as they turn up. Alexandra Petris ComPost blog at washingtonpost.
  • (Greensboro News & Record)

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