Survey suggests North Carolina supports gay unions despite Republican efforts to ban gay marriage

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    Mar 01, 2011 11:59 PM GMT
    NC is the only southern state without a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. "However, one has been proposed by Republican senators, who now control both chambers of the Legislature for the first time in over a century." This despite a recent survey from Elon showing that 56% are opposed to a constitutional ban and that only 35% are opposed to any form of gay union.
    I hope it doesn't go to the ballot box but if it does I hope over 50% vote it down. Has there been any case where voters voted against a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage? Personally I know I am not likely to ever get married but I sure would like to see a "get out the bigots" referendum fail.

    http://www.elon.edu/e-web/elonpoll/022811.xhtml

    SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

    Fifty-six percent of respondents said they oppose a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Opposition to any legal recognition for same-sex couples has cooled, while support for full marriage rights has increased.

    Oppose any legal recognition for same-sex couples:
    February 2011: 35 percent
    March 2009: 44 percent

    Support civil unions or partnerships, but not full marriage rights:
    February 2011: 29 percent
    March 2009: 28 percent

    Support full marriage rights:
    February 2011: 28 percent
    March 2009: 21 percent

    http://www.news-record.com/blog/53964/entry/112302

    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2011/02/28/north-carolina-supports-gay-unions-but-republicans-set-to-ban-them/
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    Mar 02, 2011 12:47 AM GMT
    Oh no, not another thread about "unions." icon_lol.gif
    Completely in their right frame of minds when such a bill is proposed, those Senators. They're only asserting their "states' rights." icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 02, 2011 1:25 AM GMT
    So the gay-hating Repubs are going to try to put an anti-gay marriage measure on the ballot in NC, like Bush did in 2004 in the swing states?
    They must be worried that NC will go BLUE in election 2012 like it did in election 2008 - and they're going to try to use a ballot measure that hates on gays as a lure to try to get as many gay-hating religious right Repubs to the polls as possible.

    The Repubs promised to do "the people's business" if voters gave the Repubs their votes.
    But, now that they gotten elected, the Repubs are busy doing NOTHING for the American people.
    Instead they're spending their time playing the same-old-shit partisan political games to help THEMSELVES - instead of the American people.
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    Mar 02, 2011 2:15 AM GMT
    That's why I call it the get out the bigots to vote referendum. The republicans took over the chamber because many of the democrats particularly African Americans didn't show at the mid-term elections.

    Still I'm curious to know if any of these constitutional bans have been defeated at the polls. As I remember even liberal Oregon a DOMA ballot passed in 2004.
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    Mar 02, 2011 2:28 AM GMT
    friendormate saidThat's why I call it the get out the bigots to vote referendum. The republicans took over the chamber because many of the democrats particularly African Americans didn't show at the mid-term elections.

    Still I'm curious to know if any of these constitutional bans have been defeated at the polls. As I remember even liberal Oregon a DOMA ballot passed in 2004.



    I'm not sure if they're the only states, but I know that an anti-gay marriage amendment was defeated in MA and - surprisingly - an anti-gay marriage amendment was also defeated here in AZ.
    But, it was defeated in 2006, which was a very Democratic year - and AZ has taken an EXTREME right-turn since then.