Amendment One: North Carolina Gay Marriage Ban Passes

On Tuesday, North Carolina voters passed a constitutional amendment, which defines marriage as being between one man and one woman. In POLITICO, Juana Summers writes, “While North Carolina law already bans same-sex marriage, the amendment means civil unions and potentially other types of domestic partnerships will no longer be recognized legally by the state.” There was unusually high voter turnout, and the measure passed by a large margin, “60 percent to 40 percent, with nearly half of precincts reporting.”


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