But I could rethink that
CBS News) A majority of North Carolina voters on Tuesday approved a
controversial amendment that will write a ban on same-sex marriage as
well as civil unions for both gay and straight couples into the state
Constitution, according to the Associated Press.
With most precincts reporting, the amendment was passing by a 61 percent to 39 percent margin.
amendment mandates that "marriage between one man and one woman is the
only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized." Opponents
of the measure ran ads
stressing the impact the language would have on straight North Carolina
residents, arguing that the measure would eliminate protections against
Former President Bill Clinton
campaigned against the amendment, arguing that it "will hurt families
and drive away jobs," and President Obama opposed it in a statement -
though the president, who is walking a careful line on same-sex marriage, did not mention the amendment during a recent visit to the state.
like 93-year-old Rev. Billy Graham, made a more straightforward appeal:
"Watching the moral decline of our country causes me great concern," he
said in a newspaper ad supporting the amendment. "I believe the home
and marriage is the foundation of our society and must be protected."
Go back to sleep Billy.