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BREAKING: North Carolina Votes to Ban Same Sex Marriage

Anonymous19693 Wrote: May 08, 2012 11:10 PM
Like! These two elections (Indiana and North Carolina) have energized me for this election more than this primary season has all year. (Of course it helps that North Carolina is a former home state of mine-and I currently live in Indiana (Mike Pence's old district the 6th).

North Carolina voters, an important election 2012 swing state demographic, have approved a constitutional amendment that bans gay marriage and defines marriage as between one man and one woman. The amendment also bans civil unions. More from the National Journal:

The Associated Press declared Amendment 1 passed. With 39 percent of precincts reporting, the measure has 58 percent support.

The vote came as President Obama has been facing criticism from his base for not coming out in favor of gay marriage, even as several of his Cabinet officials have expressed support. The most recent...