North Carolina voters have voted to pass a constitutional amendment defining marriage as solely between a man and a woman, making the state the 30th to prohibit gay marriage in this way.
The Huffington Post reports:
With 35 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday, unofficial returns showed the amendment passing with about 58 percent of the vote to 42 percent against.
In the days before the vote, members of President Barack Obama's cabinet expressed support for gay marriage and former President Bill Clinton recorded phone messages urging voters to reject the amendment.
North Carolina voters have approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman, making it the 30th state to adopt such a ban.
North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment Tuesday that defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The amendment makes North Carolina the 30th state to... Read Full Post
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The national debate over gay marriage is turning its attention South. North Carolina could be the next state to pass a constitutional amendment defining marriage as solely between a man and a woman. Voters are c...
On Tuesday night, North Carolina voters passed a new amendment to their state constitution, which will define marriage as solely between a man and a woman, with about 61% of the vote going to the amendment.