N.C. becomes latest state to ban gay marriage

North Carolina becomes the latest state to favor marriage as a union between one man and one woman in the battle over the legality of same-sex marriage.

On Tuesday, the state amended their Constitution to say that “marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized,” according to CNN.

In 2011, the state House and Senate, which is Republican-controlled, voted to put the amendment before the voters.

The referendum went before voters, where they voted to  approve the amended by a 61%-39% margin with all counties reporting, CNN said the unofficial returns from the State Board of Elections reported.

 

 

 

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About Haley Behre

I graduated from Syracuse University in December 2011 with majors in newspaper journalism and women and gender studies. Using these majors, I aspire to become a journalist who writes about human rights issues. I have held internships at the Syracuse New Times, Dash Media PR Firm, Syracuse Post-Standard and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. I also had an internship at the Not For Sale Campaign Syracuse chapter, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. I was born in Seoul, Korea on September 30, 1990 and moved to the United States before I was one year old. When I was 8, my family and I moved to Norwich, England for three years. While I was here I was immersed into a new culture and got to experience many things other children my age do not get to. Over the three years, I visited Ireland, France and the Netherlands several times, and Belgium, Wales and Sweden once. In the winter of 2010, I got an amazing opportunity to visit Kenya for a month. This was by far the single most eye-opening experience of my life thus far. The natural beauty of the landscape and its people do not compare to anything I have seen. I currently intern for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press in the hopes of getting a full-time job at a newspaper or non-profit after.
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