North Carolina voters approve a referendum to constitutionally ban same-sex marriage
A constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in North Carolina, even though state law already forbids such unions, appears to have passed.
Amendment 1 had the support of more than 59% of the nearly 1 million votes tallied about an hour after polls closed Tuesday night, according to figures from the State Board of Elections. Its backers prepared to celebrate by serving wedding cake to their supporters in a Raleigh ballroom, even as Tami Fitzgerald, the head of Vote for Marriage NC, noted it was "a bit early."
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