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BREAKING: North Carolina Votes to Ban Same Sex Marriage

jaybird8 Wrote: May 08, 2012 11:44 PM
Yes! Egypt has just legalized necrophilia, as long as the corpse consents and is still warm! Even Muslims are more progressive than we are. They beat us to the punch! Shame on us Western bigots and haters! How dare we be so intolerant as to deny equal rights to the dead! They have their Constitutional rights too, or if not, let the Constitution "evolve" until they do. Anyway, if it isn't written in there somewhere, some liberal judge somewhere can fix it.

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...