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North Carolina voters ban gay marriage, civil unions
Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2012 | Liz Goodwin

Posted on 05/08/2012 8:25:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

North Carolinians voted to change the state constitution Tuesday to say that the only valid "domestic legal partnership" in the state is marriage between a man and a woman, according to the AP's projection. The amendment passed 61 to 39 percent with most counties reporting, making North Carolina the 29th state with a gay marriage ban in its constitution.

The state already outlawed gay marriage, but the constitutional amendment makes it more difficult for politicians to ever change the law. The amendment also means that a handful of North Carolina municipalities that extended benefits to the domestic partners of their employees will no longer be able to do so, since marriage is now the only valid legal partnership in the state....

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: civilunions; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; homosexualmarriage; northcarolina; notbreakingnews; samesexmarriage
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And the Democrats think North Carolina will go for Obama later this year? Seriously?!
1 posted on 05/08/2012 8:25:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
North Carolina voters ban gay marriage, civil unions

Until some lame ass liberal federal judge gets involved.

2 posted on 05/08/2012 8:31:13 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: doc1019

If at first you don’t secede, try, try again :)


3 posted on 05/08/2012 8:32:48 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: GenXteacher

Secede, really?


4 posted on 05/08/2012 8:37:02 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; bigtoona

bigtoona just old me about this fabulous news!

GO North Carolina!


5 posted on 05/08/2012 8:39:09 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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old = TOLD


6 posted on 05/08/2012 8:40:02 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good for them! Nice place to move to, too.


7 posted on 05/08/2012 8:41:45 PM PDT by blondee123 (Our country is headed for DICTATORSHIP! WAKE UP!)
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To: doc1019

“Secede, really?”

Well, s/he did self identify as a Gen X teacher, what can one expect?


8 posted on 05/08/2012 8:42:57 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 52% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: doc1019

In the South, it will always be considered :)


9 posted on 05/08/2012 8:43:22 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: GenXteacher

And this time WE have the guns.


10 posted on 05/08/2012 8:49:05 PM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: GenXteacher

As a military brat that lived his formative years in SC, I understand. LOL!


11 posted on 05/08/2012 8:50:10 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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Good for them! Nice place to move to, too.

Nah. South Carolina's much nicer :)

12 posted on 05/08/2012 8:54:34 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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In the propaganda distributed by the left, they always failed to mention the FULL text of the amendment which appears below:

Sec. 6. Marriage. Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State. This section does not prohibit a private party from entering into contracts with another private party; nor does this section prohibit courts from adjudicating the rights of private parties pursuant to such contracts.

It really does not ban civil unions or prevent private companies from providing whatever benefits they choose to provide to their employees. It certainly does not remove any legal protection from domestic abuse a person living with another person outside of marriage would have, all of which and more was claimed by those against Amendment 1.

13 posted on 05/08/2012 8:59:27 PM PDT by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Heh.....heh....heh.....


FINALLY! SOME GOOD NEWS!!!!!!!
14 posted on 05/08/2012 9:01:06 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Right Of You To Be You Is At Stake....Resist Cultural Marxism!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Libs aren’t sweating this. A constitution means only what they say it means. If it says white and they say black, black it is.


15 posted on 05/08/2012 9:01:27 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: blondee123

In related news, colorado house republican leadership having to use parlimentary manuevers tonight to allow a gay marriage bill to expire.

Colorado republican weak sisters caved and let it out of commitee earlier this week.


16 posted on 05/08/2012 9:01:43 PM PDT by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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To: wagglebee; narses; little jeremiah

Happy dance ping!


17 posted on 05/08/2012 9:02:42 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Right Of You To Be You Is At Stake....Resist Cultural Marxism!)
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To: upchuck

North Carolina and South Carolina are beautiful. Spent some time in them both, but.....

My Florida is paradise!


18 posted on 05/08/2012 9:05:41 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Right Of You To Be You Is At Stake....Resist Cultural Marxism!)
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To: onyx

A ray of sunshine! Woo-hoo!


19 posted on 05/08/2012 9:08:13 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Right Of You To Be You Is At Stake....Resist Cultural Marxism!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wonderful... some good news for a change.


20 posted on 05/08/2012 9:30:52 PM PDT by darrellmaurina
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