BREAKING: North Carolina same-sex marriage ban passes, CNN projects
May 8th, 2012
09:14 PM ET
2 years ago

BREAKING: North Carolina same-sex marriage ban passes, CNN projects

(CNN) - North Carolina voters will pass a referendum that constutionally bans same-sex marriage, CNN projects. Amendment 1 alters North Carolina's constitution to say that "marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state."


Filed under: North Carolina • Same-sex marriage
soundoff (77 Responses)
  1. Harv

    A classic case of majority tyranny against a minority group.

    May 8, 2012 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  2. Bruno

    Nothing like a little fear. I love the slogan on the campaign button "Protect all NC families". It's so much better to tell some else how to live their private life than to address the real issues facing this nation.

    May 8, 2012 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  3. stephanie

    so they vote to ban. tell me is that going to put food on the table or create jobs or help the poor, educate your children? the answer is no and it is none of your business whether jack and steve want to get married. if you have a problem with it, it is YOUR problem. people do not care if you have problems with it. it is called intrusion into something that is none of your business.

    May 8, 2012 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  4. Straighten-up

    Thank God.

    May 8, 2012 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  5. Bootstomper

    The south what do you expect.

    May 8, 2012 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  6. mondovibe

    discrimination is inhumane!

    May 8, 2012 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  7. allotrope

    Sad.

    May 8, 2012 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  8. Joe

    That's right the South!!! The place where all the liberals and Yankees are moving because they have destroyed the rest of the country with their liberal thinking!

    May 8, 2012 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  9. kt

    I am sick to my stomach! keep church and state separated! this is exactly like the 60s. hate and fear. I hope we women folk don't lose the right to vote

    May 8, 2012 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  10. AshamedNorthCarolinian

    I have always loved North Carolina and have been proud to call it my home. Until today. I am so ashamed to be a North Carolinian. I can only hope it doesn't take as long to overturn this Amendment as it did to overturn the law banning interracial marriages in NC (100 years or so). This hurts. A lot. On the positive side- the counties where Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, WInston-Salem, and Greensboro are (the "big cities" in NC) all voted against the Amendment so some progress has been made.

    May 8, 2012 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  11. hayls

    note the wording. MARRIAGE, regardless of being heterosexual or homosexual, is the ONLY valid and recognized civil domestic union. this means civil unions/domestic partnerships are nixed. hetero or homo sexual. not everybody gets MARRIED in a CHURCH. this is not only a gay rights issue, its a general civil rights issue and a religious issue.

    May 8, 2012 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  12. Joe

    Way to go NC!!! This is a huge victory for those of us trying to preserve what made this country great.

    May 8, 2012 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  13. Helen

    Absolutely disgusting. Very thankful i don't live in the south, or US for that matter. The discrimination towards gay and lesbian couples is disgraceful.

    That's what happens when jumped up bible bashers are left in charge.

    May 8, 2012 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  14. Kev52

    When will conservatives/Republicans realize the high degree of their hyp0crisy? Their hypocrisy is so thick, the sharpest kn1fe in the world would be incapable of slicing it. On the one hand, they don't want the government telling them how to live, but when it comes to religious/social issues, they beg the government to tell American citizens how to live. Republicans should make up their mind; do you want the government to tell people how to live or not? If they don't, they shouldn't be asking the government to tell homosexuals how to live their life. Republicans are as irritating as mosquitoes!

    May 8, 2012 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  15. mts

    The democratic process has taken place.lets applaud that the USA is a place where the people still have some power.would've read this type of comment had the vote went the other way.its not wrong for people to feel how they feel,one side or the other. #democracy

    May 8, 2012 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  16. Bootstomper

    Tolerance is what made this country great.

    May 8, 2012 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  17. NameSusie

    The Bible says to love ALL people!!! Just saying......

    May 8, 2012 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  18. 23 from Texas

    I hope Texas gets a law like this soon, and get rid of all these gay bars too. Its all gross. we aren't animals... we are people. Lets act like grown ups please.

    May 8, 2012 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  19. True Karioka

    Too bad, too sad.

    May 8, 2012 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  20. 23 from Texas

    @nameSusie said:
    The Bible says to love ALL people!!! Just saying......
    *****************************************************************
    Yes love the person, but hate the sin.
    un-natural relationships need to be banned.

    May 8, 2012 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  21. Get Real

    The Bible says to love all people but not condone sin.

    Romans 1:26
    Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones.

    May 8, 2012 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  22. Matt

    Wow!.... I can't even believe this is an issue in today's society. Interestingly this type of BIGOTRY  is eerily similar to women oppression before the 1920's and the Jim Crow laws before the 1960's. This is a disgusting show in North Carolina state of non-progressive (and likely) fundamentalist religious thinking. Our founding fathers are rolling over in their grave. 

    May 8, 2012 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  23. Get Real

    The Bible says to love all people but not Read Romans 1:26

    May 8, 2012 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  24. Get Real

    The Bible says to love all people but not condone s in. Read Romans 1:26

    May 8, 2012 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  25. Redman4x4

    I hope the whole country follows suite.

    May 8, 2012 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
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