Thursday, May 10, 2012

NC Amendment One Passes by 61-39 Margin

As expected, North Carolina voters approved the horrendously discriminatory Amendment 1 at the ballot on Tuesday. The actual margin of the stinging defeat, 61% to 39%, was a bit of a shock, since polls prior to the election showed margins in the 55-39 range.

The only silver lining is that while North Carolina became the last state of the 13 members in the former Confederacy to approve a state constitutional amendment enshrining explicit discrimination against same-sex marriage, it did so with the lowest approval percentage. Unfortunately, the measure approved on Tuesday is also one of the most viciously discriminating, potentially prohibiting any benefit or right based on marriage to both unmarried opposite-sex or same-sex couples in Tarheel State.

Hat/tip to Joe.My.God.

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