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Amendment One Passes in North Carolina


North Carolina has voted to constitutionally prohibit any domestic union other than a marriage between a man and a woman, the AP reports.

NCIn doing so, voters have also banned civil unions and stripped same-sex couples of domestic partnership benefits. Voters have eliminated health care, prescription drug coverage and other benefits for public employees and children receiving domestic partner benefits. They have threatened protections for all unmarried couples in North Carolina.

ABC News:

With a little over 43 percent of precincts reporting, support for the amendment was strong- with about 61 percent of North Carolina voters casting their ballots in favor of the amendment, and roughly 39 percent voting against it.

North Carolina is now the 30th state with a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

Results are still coming in as of this posting, but it's not even close.

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  1. Of course, we all knew this would be the case. Now for Washington State.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | May 8, 2012 9:16:59 PM

  2. Boycott.

    Posted by: Anon | May 8, 2012 9:17:47 PM

  3. I guess it was an uphill battle.... This will not end here! I refuse to give up!

    Posted by: Cocoa | May 8, 2012 9:19:00 PM

  4. LOL

    Posted by: Southern Fried | May 8, 2012 9:19:03 PM

  5. I want to see which counties had a majority of No votes so I can know which counties I can spend vacation in till the amendment is repealed or struck down.

    Posted by: Sam | May 8, 2012 9:20:13 PM

  6. Yet another state I will NEVER spend a single, solitary dollar in.

    Posted by: JerzeeMike | May 8, 2012 9:20:22 PM

  7. 0-34. Gay marriage has lost on the ballot in 34 straight states now, and I fear, Maryland, Washington, Maine, and Minnesota will soon join the tally.

    Posted by: Malcolm | May 8, 2012 9:21:18 PM

  8. Goddess save us all. And so much for the state that was like a second home to me.

    Posted by: LFB | May 8, 2012 9:21:41 PM

  9. Depressing but expected. And lets face it, this is going to happen in every state where it goes to the ballot.

    Posted by: BEAHBEAH | May 8, 2012 9:21:59 PM

  10. This will not stand for long! Let the legal challenges begin on behalf of those municipal employees that will lose their health benefits as a result, and documentary filmmakers begin work in earnest to bring these human stories front & center.

    Posted by: AmicusCurae | May 8, 2012 9:22:51 PM

  11. Yeah, I figured as much... let's see what happens now in November.

    Posted by: Mike | May 8, 2012 9:24:25 PM

  12. This map shows the NC counties in burgundy that voted Against this hateful amendment.

    Posted by: AmicusCurae | May 8, 2012 9:24:47 PM

  13. That county-by-county map is terrifying. There are counties that voted 85/15 for the amendment. That's a whole lot of hatred.

    Posted by: Fritz | May 8, 2012 9:35:07 PM

  14. I am holding out hope for Maryland and Maine.

    Posted by: Angela Channing | May 8, 2012 9:36:25 PM

  15. Disappointing, I suppose, but NC was never really in play. It might be a good thing to wake up the Maine and Washington campaigns out of an overconfident slumber. The tide is moving in the right direction....polls trending for gay marriage, demographics good for future support, recent victories in NY and DE and elsewhere. We lost this battle, of course, but no one looking at this "war" from above can feel good for the anti-gay side, with their prospects dimming and dimming and dimming. I predict victory in Maine. Loss in Maryland. Probably loss Washington but close.

    Posted by: Matt | May 8, 2012 9:37:27 PM

  16. Very sad. I don't think people get it. You can not put civil rights to a vote.

    Posted by: dpbfeb | May 8, 2012 9:38:36 PM

  17. I know it's probably a lost cause, but AP is calling it with only 24% of the votes counted?

    Posted by: Garst | May 8, 2012 9:38:54 PM

  18. This is exactly why it will be foolish to box Obama in a corner on the issue. These are the people that will come out to vote for Romney.

    Posted by: PJ | May 8, 2012 9:40:20 PM

  19. Like shooting fish in a barrel.

    Posted by: carl | May 8, 2012 9:41:05 PM

  20. Bigoted low-life scumbags.

    Posted by: Mel Smith | May 8, 2012 9:42:40 PM

  21. There is a giant difference between what people tell pollsters and what they actually do once in the voting booth. We are a society of lying scum.

    Posted by: 99% | May 8, 2012 9:43:07 PM

  22. Maine will turn the tide. It was so close last time and last time was an off election year.

    Posted by: tycmdg | May 8, 2012 9:43:10 PM

  23. Those fools. But sadly, it's not a surprise...

    Posted by: The Bony Man | May 8, 2012 9:44:36 PM

  24. well my family will no longer be spending 1000's on vacation on the outer banks......we'll be going to VT

    Posted by: disgusted american | May 8, 2012 9:45:15 PM

  25. @Disgusted

    Well as much as that is a noble gesture, I don't think they really care in NC. See, if you are a gay family, Disgusted, they didn't want you there to begin with. Today's voting just proved that.

    Posted by: PJ | May 8, 2012 9:48:42 PM

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