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BREAKING: North Carolina Votes to Ban Same Sex Marriage

Dorothy143 Wrote: May 09, 2012 8:59 AM
Maybe because even Townhall recognizes that there's no such thing as "biblical" marriage (people in the Bible have all all sorts of arrangements), nor a "natural order" when it comes to sex. Plants and animals exhibit a wide variety of sexual behaviors--some of them reproductively oriented, some not. Life-long, monogamous, patriarchal marriage, on the other hand, is a strictly human institution. And an outdated one at that.

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...