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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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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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To: blondee123
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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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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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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.”

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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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To: 2ndDivisionVet; mickie
This ought to put a severe crimp in Obama's "evolving" thoughts on gay marriage....at least till after the November election.

(....if he loses he'll file for divorce and marry George Clooney).

Leni

41 posted on 05/09/2012 4:30:19 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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"And the Democrats think North Carolina will go for Obama later this year? Seriously?!"

I agree. Seeing this lopsided vote, NC goes back to red easy. Just 4 states and our long national nightmare is over.

2008 + IN, NC, FL, NV, VA, OH = 271EV

42 posted on 05/09/2012 4:35:20 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: pallis

You can count on both Obama and Romney proclaiming their admiration for deviants using the usual weasel words: tolerance, fairness, yadda yadda.

Obama has already come out as an open enemy of marriage. I’ll bet Larry Sinclair is disappointed that he hasn’t come out of the closet! Romney is Obama 4 years ago; his support would vanish just as quickly.


43 posted on 05/09/2012 4:35:28 AM PDT by Cato in PA (1/26/12: Bloody Thursday)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Great! Fantastic! The Lord expected nothing less. In fact, He demanded it! Outstanding NC. Great sign that Oscuma is in trouble there for the GE.


44 posted on 05/09/2012 4:45:03 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (He has Risen!!! If you do not know Him, this is the perfect week to seek Him out!!!)
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To: doc1019

Oh, yeah, I agree with you! Bet ya 1 cent that the Dems, liberals, ACLU, and the progressives will descend on the state to get this “awful” law overturned. Vultures!


45 posted on 05/09/2012 4:46:04 AM PDT by Buddygirl (Just about all Democrats are (blank). You fill in the blank!)
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To: doc1019

Oh, yeah, I agree with you! Bet ya 1 cent that the Dems, liberals, ACLU, and the progressives will descend on the state to get this “awful” law overturned. Vultures!


46 posted on 05/09/2012 4:46:12 AM PDT by Buddygirl (Just about all Democrats are (blank). You fill in the blank!)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

Get ready for some gays to move there! One responded that they could not wait to go back to Florida because it allows gay marriages.


47 posted on 05/09/2012 4:50:49 AM PDT by Buddygirl (Just about all Democrats are (blank). You fill in the blank!)
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To: blondee123

Just don’t move to Asheville - the San Francisco of the south.
The amendment was voted down in Buncombe County (Asheville).


48 posted on 05/09/2012 5:45:24 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As others have said on FR. This isn’t about the law and such. It’s about approval. They see us shake our heads and condone and it irks them. They see churches tell them that they are loved, but are living in sin, and they get upset by that. They want that peace that comes from acknowledging sin and working away from it. So instead of doing that, they fight to make it “ok”.


49 posted on 05/09/2012 5:52:35 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bravo, NC...we are proud of you!!


50 posted on 05/09/2012 5:54:10 AM PDT by Gopher Broke (Repeal Obamacare !!)
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