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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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mirhanda 9th-May-2012 04:54 pm (UTC)
Basically a Pagan wedding. The term comes from tying the couple's hands together. The placement of the cord and the way it's tied have significance.
perthro 9th-May-2012 05:24 pm (UTC)
It's the origin of 'tying the knot'. Basically, it's an old Celt/Norse ritual where the betrothed tie their hands together and promise to marry for a length of time (eg, "for as long as love lasts", "one year", "seven years", "lifetime", etc.). Different colours and such have different meanings. I make handfasting cords sometimes. It's tedious, but very fun. ^_^
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