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NORTH CAROLINA VOTERS APPROVE MARRIAGE INEQUALITY AMENDMENT

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.
lone_concertina 9th-May-2012 03:05 am (UTC)
It's a county that's home to a Baptist university, a very large elderly population, and a military base (Ft. Hood), so the voter bloc there was already overwhelmingly conservative. Add in that it was mid-term instead of full-scale elections and the ban didn't stand a chance of being overturned.
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