Marriage amendment is favored by 61 percent

By on May 8, 2012

Paul O'Neal.

A constitutional amendment that bans defines marriage as only the union of one and one woman easily passed Tuesday on statewide primary ballots.

With all 100 counties reporting, 61 percent of 2 million voters favored the amendment, according to unofficial results.

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KDH Rezident Evil

May 9, 2012 11:26 am

The results on this one are disheartening to some of us, but I was glad to see that the majority of Dare County voters used their votes to oppose this amendment. Gives one hope.

George Mendelson

May 9, 2012 10:09 am

How truly sad that so many people’s fears and bigotry extend to deny others of their rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But one should not be too terribly surprised. For decades in poll after poll the public has “voted” against virtually all of the Bill of Rights when written so as to conceal the source. Our Founding Fathers and Mothers (some of whom were LGBT) would be ashamed.

Katherine

May 9, 2012 8:30 am

This bans *all* civil unions. Including those between a man and a woman. Only marraige between a man and a woman is recognised as a domestic union now.

chaser

May 9, 2012 8:20 am

If gay people can marry I wont love my wife as much as before.

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