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NC Approves Amendment 1 in Landslide

North Carolina’s marriage amendment passed with 61 percent of the vote to the opposition’s 39 percent.  At the county level, the amendment passed in a landslide victory garnering support from 93 of North Carolina’s counties.  Only 7 counties voted against the amendment.  The counties which voted against the amendment were: Buncombe, Chatham, Durham, Orange, Mecklenburg, Wake, and Watauga County.  For those unfamiliar with North Carolina geography, these are the counties surrounding Asheville, Charlotte, and Raleigh.

With this vote, North Carolina becomes the 31st state to pass a marriage amendment.  When put to a vote of the people, they have chosen traditional marriage every time, in all 31 contests.

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