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Posted: 7:20 AM May 9, 2012
North Carolina Approves Amendment On Gay Marriage
RALEIGH, NC. (AP)
North Carolina voters have approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman, making it the 30th state to adopt such a ban.
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  • by Citizen Location: Charlottesville on May 9, 2012 at 01:02 PM
    Way to go NC! @HillbillyVA A marriage license doesn't define love anymore than a drivers' license defines ones' driving ability. Marriage is a legally (and religiously, if it's in the intent) binding contract. I think they view it more as symbolism and want to keep wasting government time and taxpayer money just to make a statement, or get tax perks.
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      by G on May 10, 2012 at 03:49 AM in reply to Citizen
      "...or get tax perks." -- Translation: "We have our little racket, and we'll be damned if we're going to let someone else in on it."
  • by James on May 9, 2012 at 11:54 AM
    There is "marriage" in a religious sense. There is "marriage" in a civil sense. To deny homosexuals "marriage" in the civil sense is plainly discriminatory, and I cannot believe this discrimination stands. To the religious folks- If you want to bar a gay couple from being married under your religion which itself bars homosexuality, that's justifiable (in your eyes). To extend this into the civil realm, however, is one of the clearest violations of Constitutional church-state separation (and, in turn, liberty of conscience) I have ever witnessed.
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      by Walter on May 9, 2012 at 01:37 PM in reply to James
      Thanks James, right on!
  • by The Dude Location: Greene County on May 9, 2012 at 08:13 AM
    Two thumbs up, North Carolina!
  • by G Location: C'ville on May 9, 2012 at 07:58 AM
    Shameful.
  • by G Location: C'ville on May 9, 2012 at 03:54 AM
    Shameful.
  • by HillbillyVa Location: RyeCheer on May 9, 2012 at 12:29 AM
    It's sad when humans cannot have equal rights to love. Don't say its against the bible, Separation of Church and State and the bibles antiquated concepts should not even be in play. In all honesty, I blame all of the straight parents who keep having gay kids though!
  • by joe on May 8, 2012 at 08:06 PM
    all states need this
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      by citizen on May 9, 2012 at 12:12 AM in reply to joe
      No Adam and Andy!
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      by Walter on May 9, 2012 at 07:34 AM in reply to joe
      Why do you hate? It's so sad.
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