VOTERS OVERRULED IN NC: Judge Overturns Same Sex Marriage Ban In NC

State leaders are fighting it by attempting to defend the law — something which Left leaning NC Attorney General Roy Cooper has refused to do. Cooper must be using Holder as a template.   North Carolina voters passed Amendment one in 2010. For those curious, the language on the ballot read, “Constitutional amendment to provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State.”

Here’s some quick numbers on Amendment One via Ballotpedia:

Amendment 1
Result Votes Percentage
Approved Yes 1,317,178 61.04%
No 840,802 38.96%
  • Amendment One passed in 2010 by a wide margin of those who actually voted on it (roughly 61% to 39%).
  • Bear in mind that in 2010 general election, 2,698,357 votes were cast in North Carolina.
  • Amendment One was voted on by 2,157,980.
  • That means 540,377 of the total voters didn’t enter a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on Amendment One. It was the only ballot question on the 2010 ballot.

So in a nutshell, the folks who did come out and voted on Amendment One overwhelmingly voted for the ban. The rest of NC couldn’t be bothered, yet OUTRAGE.. or something.

NC Local version of Drudge called Carolina Plott Hound nails it in the last line:

WRAL: Laura Leslie helps Binky on special ‘Fact Check’ about marriage amendment…

HMMM… Binky has handled nearly all of them himself until now…

PLOTT HOUND ‘FACT CHECK:’ 61 percent of those who cared enough to vote supported amendment…


 UDPATE: Governor McCrory’s statement was to the point.

Governor Pat McCrory issued a statement following the most recent court ruling on same-sex marriage:

“The administration is moving forward with the execution of the court’s ruling and will continue to do so unless otherwise notified by the courts. Each agency will work through the implications of the court’s ruling regarding its operations.”



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