Wednesday, May 9, 2012

North Carolina Voters Approve Gay Marriage Ban

North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment Tuesday night banning gay marriage, but the measure also goes one step further by not allowing civil unions.

The state becomes the last in the South to approve an anti-gay marriage amendment and joins 30 others with similar measures. Incomplete returns Tuesday night showed the amendment passing by 60 percent of the vote.

The amendment, also known as Amendment One, would make marriage the only legal domestic union valid in the state. Opponents said the measure was unnecessary because a state statute has banned gay marriage in North Carolina since 1996. They also argued that domestic partners – both straight and gay – and their children could lose health benefits under the amendment, but advocates for the new measure claim that will not happen.

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Gay marriage is a hot button political issue right now and it will probably continue to be so for years to come.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Lawyers | May 11, 2012 7:01:51 PM

Gay marriage is a hot button political issue.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Lawyers | May 13, 2012 6:31:03 PM

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