Thursday, September 15, 2011

Marriage Amendment on 2012 ballot in North Carolina

The North Carolina state Senate followed the action of their state House by voting to put on their statewide ballot in May of 2012 a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Minnesotans will be voting in November 2012 on a state constitutional marriage amendment. The action in North Carolina is another indication that there strong support for protecting marriage in various states. A Opinion Strategies poll in North Carolina found 61% of people "definitely for" the marriage amendment while only 23% were "definitely against" the amendment.

Passage of the amendments in Minnesota and North Carolina would bring the nationwide total to 32 states with state constitutional protections for marriage.

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