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BREAKING: North Carolina Votes to Ban Same Sex Marriage

Phil54 Wrote: May 09, 2012 9:59 AM
Dimi you really should get out more. Why not visit us here in N.C. and see how we roll. You have been fed that old line about Southerners go to work while Northerners go to College. It amazes me people still believe that. Wouldn't hurt to read about the 3/5 statement you made either. I attempt to educate myself, I see I am not the only one that should.

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...