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BREAKING: North Carolina Votes to Ban Same Sex Marriage

Phil54 Wrote: May 09, 2012 9:51 AM
Being from N.C. this is no surprise to me. What surprises me is the media calling N.C. a swing state. Our Legislature went republican for the 1st time in over 100 years in 2010. N.C. is going to be a red state again come Nov. Just like in W.Va. where 40% of Democrat votes went to a prisoner in Tx. instead of our usurper in chief. The Dems. I have talked to already said they checked no preference for President.

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...