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fter months of contentious campaigning on both sides of the issue, AP is reporting that North Carolina voters have approved Amendment One. The constitutional revision bans not only same-sex marriage, but civil unions and domestic partnerships as well. Voter turnout is expected to break 2008′s primary record of 2.1 million. Opponents got reports earlier in the day that young voters in some areas were receiving incorrect ballots preventing them from voting on the amendment. Conservatives are celebrating a victory, but the vote count so far seems to mirror polling that consistently found that voters were largely unaware of the full impact of the measure. The majority of people in North Carolina clearly do not support this kind of anti-gay discrimination, but misinformation won the day.

source: http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2012/05/08/480530/north-carolina-voters-approve-marriage-inequality-amendment/

Congratulations, you bigotted assholes.
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qable 9th-May-2012 01:47 am (UTC)
popehippo 9th-May-2012 01:48 am (UTC)
I wish I could say I’m furious and shocked and mad, but I’m not even the least bit surprised and that’s just more depressing than anything.

So here’s a gif of someone being pissed off in my stead.

plaidpineapple 9th-May-2012 01:49 am (UTC)
They've won this battle, but national polls show they're slowly but surely losing this bigoted war.
lone_concertina 9th-May-2012 02:54 am (UTC)
Opinions may change in the near future, but the more they make this a constitutional amendment in each state, the harder it'll be to legally overcome.
fight4thislove 9th-May-2012 01:52 am (UTC)
Fucking jesus freaks.
evilgmbethy 9th-May-2012 03:04 am (UTC)
hahaha this comment paired with a Tebow icon is amusing
ohloverx 9th-May-2012 01:56 am (UTC)
As a North Carolinian, I'm absolutely heartsick. I really did think we had a chance of defeating this thing as so many people my age from all religions and political parties really felt like this was a shit piece of legislation. But, I imagine, as with a lot of primaries, us young ones don't come out and vote in the droves we really need to.

And this amendment doesn't just affect gay couples, it affects the domestic violence laws of non-married couples, it can harm benefits for seniors, it can cause children in unmarried homes to lose their health insurance, there is just SO much more that this amendment does. People are just so gung ho about disenfranchising gay people that they are willing to throw more people under the bus as long as it gets the job done.

I just can't with my state right now. I really just can't. :(
anus 9th-May-2012 02:07 am (UTC)
Some article this week said 17,000 people in the state would lose health insurance if this thing passed. I can't.
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perthro 9th-May-2012 02:25 am (UTC)
::hugs if you want them::

If nothing else, maybe you can get some of those spinal column candles, like the ones in the third movie? I loved those! but... they might be a little creepy for a wedding... hnn. Nah, regular pale blue and white candles would probably be easier.

Remember, even if you can't sign paperwork (yet), there's no reason to not have a wedding with the person you love. Then you can have one again when you get the paperwork end of it done!
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mschaos 9th-May-2012 02:00 am (UTC)
I am so pissed off about this

and way to go NC for living the stereotype of being the backwards, bigoted southerners

Edited at 2012-05-09 02:00 am (UTC)
babysinclair 9th-May-2012 02:01 am (UTC)
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anus 9th-May-2012 02:05 am (UTC)
I should just tear up my I voted sticker and cry in a corner. Fuck NC. There have been SOOOOOOOOO MANY signs in yards and even churchs to vote against the bill in Wake County. I was really hoping it wouldn't pass. ;___;
faylnncortez 9th-May-2012 02:13 am (UTC)
No keep that "I voted" sticker and find other like minded people and see if they can breed.
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ohloverx 9th-May-2012 02:18 am (UTC)
Even some state politicians here have admitted that this will be overturned by the younger generation within 20 years, which just makes it MORE asinine. So you KNOW that it will be overturned soon, but you are so bigoted that you are willing to waste tax payer dollars on this bullshit? Like, fucking seriously? Seriously?
yamamanama 9th-May-2012 02:18 am (UTC)
May we all live to see amendments like this go the way of the opabinia.
mollybarton 9th-May-2012 02:18 am (UTC)
I think I'm going to be sick. :( Why was this ammendment necessary? Wasn't gay marriage already illegal?
yamamanama 9th-May-2012 02:19 am (UTC)
They needed to make sure it was banned along with everything that could possibly benefit a same-sex couple, even if it hurts them.
mercaque 9th-May-2012 02:22 am (UTC)
As a resident of NC, I am so depressed and ashamed that this passed.
eveofrevolution 9th-May-2012 02:26 am (UTC)
I just had a date last week with a guy who lives in NC, and he mentioned this amendment but also said that he NEVER votes because there's no point, even if he completely disagreed with the amendment. Yeeeeah, there was and will never be a second date with this douche.

So much rage right now, I can't even.
hangonego 9th-May-2012 02:50 am (UTC)
Oh man, I loathe people who say shit like that. They have the ability to vote, but don't because they're in a bubble of themselves.
vvalkyri 9th-May-2012 02:26 am (UTC)
Otoh, since it also bans hetero domestic partnerships its impact will be noticed soon enough,,,,
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