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North Carolina Voters Pass Same-Sex Marriage Ban

New York Times
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May 8, 2012

As expected, North Carolinians voted in large numbers on Tuesday for an amendment that would ban same-sex marriages, partnerships and civil unions, becoming the 30th state in the country and the last in the South to include a prohibition on gay marriage in the state constitution.

“North Carolinians voted to write discrimination into their constitution largely because the media didn't do its job," said GLAAD President Herndon Graddick. "North Carolina's media failed to educate its audience about the potential far-reaching consequences of this amendment, and as a result, polls show as many as 60% of voters didn't know the extent of what they were voting on.” He continued, “While today’s vote is devastating to those families who will lose vital protections, we are encouraged by a steady rise in support for equality across the country.”