Tuesday, May 8, 2012

North carolina amendment 1

  • (CNN)-- North Carolina voters have passed a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, CNN projects, putting a ban that already existed in state law into the states charter. With more than 1.
  • (CNN)
  • also known as Amendment 1, would make marriage the only legal domestic union that would be valid in the state. But opponents say the measure is unnecessary because a state statute has banned gay marriage in North Carolina since 1996.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • Raleigh, N.C. – Voters in North Carolina passed Amendment 1 to the State Constitution which defines marriage as exclusively between 1 man and 1 woman.
  • (The Inquisitr)
  • North Carolina voters on Tuesday appeared to easily pass Amendment One, an amendment to the state constitution that not only bans gay marriage but also outlaws civil unions and domestic partnerships.
  • (Orlando Sentinel)
  • (CNN)-- Thousands of North Carolina voters hit the polls on Tuesday to cast their ballots on a referendum that would constitutionally ban same-sex marriage, even though state law already does not permit such unions.
  • (CNN)
  • RALEIGH, N.C. -- The national debate over gay marriage focused Tuesday on North Carolina, as voters decided whether to make it the 29th state to pass a constitutional amendment defining marriage as solely between a man and a woman.
  • (Inside Bay Area)
  • Update at 9:25 p.m. ET: As projected, North Carolina voters have approved a state constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between a man and a woman, thereby banning same-sex marriage and civil unions, the Associated Press is reporting.
  • (USA Today)
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina — North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment on Tuesday defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman, making it the 30th U.S. state to adopt such a ban.
  • (Exponent)
  • The numbers shifted little in the final week Shortly after polls closed, with less than 10 percent of precincts reporting, the amendment had the support of 56.9 percent of voters, with 43.1 percent against, according to the North Carolina Board of Elections.
  • (McClatchy)

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