North Carolina approves amendment banning gay marriage

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    orth Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment on Tuesday defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman, making it the 30th state to adopt such a ban.
    With 35 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday, unofficial returns showed the amendment passing with about 58 percent of the vote to 42 percent against.
    In the final days before the vote, members of President Barack Obama's cabinet expressed support for gay marriage and former President Bill Clinton recorded phone messages urging voters to reject the amendment. Opponents also held marches, ran TV ads and gave speeches, including one by Jay Bakker, son of televangelists Jim Bakker and the late Tammy Faye Bakker.


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    Looks like the gays will be packing it in.



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    Good for NC !!!! :clap2:
     
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    The good folks of N Carolina seem to recognize a sham when confronted with one............
     
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    There are several things that can be taken from this:

    1. The belief by the left that the "old timers" who are anti-gay marriage are dying out, is false.

    2. The "conservatives" in NC don't understand "rule of law" vs "rule of man". This is not how the founding fathers envisioned this republic.
     
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    Yeah! One more example of the New Right suppressing the Freedom and Liberties of a minority of our citizens. Ya gotta love those North Carolinians, real Americans (the last sentence [you do know what a sentence is, don't you Willow Tree?] is sarcasm (you can look up sarcasm at dictionary.com).
     
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    Nobody's freedom or liberty was suppressed here.
     
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    personally, I'm not opposed to gay marriage. Essentially, I could care less if two people of the same sex want to live together, marry, whatever. None of my business.

    I think one thing you can take from this however, is that NC just inched closer to going from undecided/toss up, to RED.
     
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    Yeah NC! Way to write discrimination into your Constitution. History will not treat you well...
     
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    More proof that much of our country would rather regress than make progress. This is why we are becoming the laughing stock of the planet. Bravo!
     

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