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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....

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: civilunions; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; homosexualmarriage; northcarolina; notbreakingnews; samesexmarriage
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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....

Guess they'll be moving to a sodomite state now .......mass migration to Massachusetts would be fine with me all under Romneycare! Containment can be a healthy thing for the rest of the population.

21 posted on 05/08/2012 9:39:40 PM PDT by caww
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To: doc1019

That’s why they took the constitutional amendment route, so no judge could block legislation which has happened in many states.


22 posted on 05/08/2012 9:57:59 PM PDT by chiller (Elect another batch of TPartiers and it won't matter which R we elect. WE will lead.)
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To: doc1019

That’s why they took the constitutional amendment route, so no judge could block legislation which has happened in many states.


23 posted on 05/08/2012 9:59:12 PM PDT by chiller (Elect another batch of TPartiers and it won't matter which R we elect. WE will lead.)
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To: chiller

That didn’t stop California courts from declaring their constitutional amendment unconstitutional. Makes a whole lot of sense, doesn’t it? Sort of like saying the amendment repealing prohibition was unconstitutional because the Constitution says prohibition is okay.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Proposition_8

The measure added a new provision, Section 7.5 of the Declaration of Rights, to the California Constitution, which provides that “only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”[2][3][4]

On February 7, 2012, in a 2–1 decision, a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel affirmed Walker’s decision declaring the Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional.[15] The panel also unanimously affirmed Judge Ware’s holding that Walker was not obligated to recuse himself from the case because he is gay.[16] Still, the panel continued a stay on the ruling, barring any marriages from taking place pending further appeals.[17]


24 posted on 05/08/2012 10:05:05 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good on N. Carolina. Just curious for a list of the 29 states who have banned same sex marriage now if someone can post. And is it on the upcoming ballot for any others? Would consider right up there with state income taxes and pro-gun law as a reason to choose a retirement state.


25 posted on 05/08/2012 10:08:27 PM PDT by Magnum44 (FRiends dont let FRiends zot FRiends)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Money well spend.

I contributed heavily to this campaign, and I don’t even live in NC. But I knew the Soros/Gill money flowing into the state needed some measure of balancing out. (I understand that the pro-amendment side was outspent 2 to 1.)


26 posted on 05/08/2012 10:08:43 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: Magnum44

I believe it’s 31 now.


27 posted on 05/08/2012 10:09:33 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So will the gays boycott North Carolina because of this ban on gay marriage?

Could be a problem because the Democratic National Convention is in Charlotte this year. Will the Democrats move their convention to appease gays? What to do, what to do?

Its not easy being politically correct and all, you know. Especially in a election year.

I love it.


28 posted on 05/08/2012 10:13:09 PM PDT by Ticonderoga34
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To: chiller

I think the California constitutional amendment against same sex marriages was over turned my a federal judge.


29 posted on 05/08/2012 10:21:51 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: redlegplanner
In related news, colorado house republican leadership having to use parliamentary maneuvers tonight to allow a gay marriage bill to expire.

The Colorado civil-union bill has now died in the state house.

30 posted on 05/08/2012 10:41:50 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: doc1019

Makes me feel better about our upcoming vacation in N. Carolina!


31 posted on 05/08/2012 10:41:50 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good on them North Carolinians! State number 30...way past a majority. A few more will indicate that a US Constitutional amendment would surely pass too.

We need to show the good Lord that the vast majority of Americans are opposed to any recognition of this perversion as trying to be claimed “normal,” or as legally a “marriage.”

America at the Crossroads of History
http://www.jeffhead.com/crossroads.htm

Obama’s Disasterous Firsts as President
http://www.jeffhead.com/obama1sts.htm


32 posted on 05/08/2012 11:19:11 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (wwwOh ...now I see..dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Back when the Defense of Marriage act was getting kicked around Congress the radical homosexuals were whining for state’s rights. Now that gays are losing their battle in states, they want Obama or Romney to champion their cause. People like their millennia celebrated tradition of marriage being a contract between members of the opposite sex. People don’t want homosexuals teaching homosexuality to their kids in school.


33 posted on 05/08/2012 11:19:47 PM PDT by pallis
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To: GenXteacher
If at first you don’t secede, try, try again

After 150 years I think it might be time to give it another try.


34 posted on 05/09/2012 1:30:26 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repub's paid as much attention to Rush Limbaugh as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: LibWhacker

“Libs aren’t sweating this.”

It exposes the BS that anywhere near one half of Americans support “deviant marriage”; it has failed every place it was put on a ballot, and we’re still supposed to believe these drive-by media stories that over half of Americans support this evil.


35 posted on 05/09/2012 2:37:47 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“And the Democrats think North Carolina will go for Obama later this year? Seriously?!”

CA voted overwhelmingly for Obama and Prop 8 passed on the same ballot in 2008.

This amendment not being on the ballot in Nov may actually help Obama.


36 posted on 05/09/2012 3:22:43 AM PDT by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: doc1019

A homo federal judge if I recall correctly.


37 posted on 05/09/2012 3:23:28 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The really sweet part is that it passed 61 percent to 39 percent. Hooray for the Tar Heel state!


38 posted on 05/09/2012 3:53:12 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yippee, NC!

Excellent work.


39 posted on 05/09/2012 4:12:05 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: caww
...mass migration to Massachusetts would be fine with me all under Romneycare!

Can't happen. Now that Maine, with it's new Gov, half of New England is no longer Sanctuary territory. For you to send a LBGT/Illegal here in MA, another will have to first move out.

40 posted on 05/09/2012 4:19:47 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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