May 8th, 2012
09:46 PM ET
3 years ago

North Carolina passes same-sex marriage ban, CNN projects

(CNN) –North Carolina voters have passed a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, CNN projects, putting a ban that already existed in state law into the state's charter.

With more than 1.5 million votes counted from Tuesday's referendum, supporters of the ban led opponents by a margin of 61% to 39%, according to figures from the State Board of Elections. Its backers prepared to celebrate by serving wedding cake to their supporters in a Raleigh ballroom.

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  1. s.s

    This board is so quiet today is the farthest of the far left, left for North Carolina?

    May 9, 2012 06:54 am at 6:54 am |
  2. Another Day in the RW Idiot Mines

    "Forget the bible...forget society...you cannot have marriage unless the partners are able to procreate. Plain and simple."

    Wow, apparently for some people it isn't enough to want to use government to deny rights and limit freedoms, now we have some ignorant regressive people ready to redefine marriage to suit their twisted religious and political philosophies and impose their crazy views on the rest of America.

    May 9, 2012 07:43 am at 7:43 am |
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