Amendment One, North Carolina Gay Marriage Ban, Passes Vote

I think this is a slippery slope that we are playing with.  I am a supporter of people having the right to choose what they want to do in their lives.  If we start with banning the right of people to marry based on sexual orientation, then it will be easy to go back to banning interracial marriage as well.  We have selective memory as a nation and eventually it is going to catch up with us.

North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment Tuesday defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman, becoming the latest state to effectively slam the door shut on same-sex marriages.

With 35 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday, unofficial returns showed the amendment passing with about 58 percent of the vote to 42 percent against. North Carolina is the 30th state to adopt such a ban on gay marriage.

Tami Fitzgerald, who heads the pro-amendment group Vote FOR Marriage NC, said she believes the initiative awoke a silent majority of more active voters in the future.

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