Once again, every state that has let the voters decide has stood up for real marriage. See North Carolina voters ban gay marriage, civil unions. This will help protect religious freedoms, among other things. The only states that have recognized these unions did so through judges or elected officials.
North Carolinians voted to change the state constitution Tuesday to say that the only valid “domestic legal partnership” in the state is marriage between a man and a woman, according to the AP’s projection. The amendment passed 61 to 39 percent with most counties reporting, making North Carolina the 29th state with a gay marriage ban in its constitution.The state already outlawed gay marriage, but the constitutional amendment makes it more difficult for politicians to ever change the law.
Note the mistake in the title of the link: This didn’t “ban” “gay marriage,” it noted what the state recognizes as valid. Gays can still go to all sorts of apostate churches and get “married,” set up house together, etc. In other words, no one is stopping them from associating with those they love.
They won by a huge margin despite being wildly outspent by their opponents out-of-state funding.
Bonus link: A secular case against “same-sex marriage.”
This should make for an interesting location for the Democratic convention:
Whoever decided to put the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina should be given a lollipop by the GOP for the intense level of comedic schadenfreude we can all now watch. The Democrats will convene in a proudly right to work state whose state Democratic Party is imploding due to a gay sexual harassment scandal, the state itself just voted for marriage by a margin few statewide candidates in North Carolina get, and twenty percent of Democrats voted against Barack Obama in the North Carolina Democratic Primary.
On the bright side, North Carolina is not West Virginia where a felon in federal prison in Texas locked up 40% of the vote in the Democratic Primary against Barack Obama.