BREAKING: North Carolina Voters Pass Amendment 1

Posted by Chris Geidner
May 8, 2012 9:17 PM |
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[Results as of 9:15 p.m.]

North Carolina voters went to the polls today and passed the first statewide marriage amendment since Arizona, California and Florida voters passed amendments in 2008.

The amendment, Amendment 1, reads:

Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State. This section does not prohibit a private party from entering into contracts with another private party; nor does this section prohibit courts from adjudicating the rights of private parties pursuant to such contract.

The Associated Press called the vote in favor of passage at 9:15 p.m.

Live results can be tracked here (the ballot measure is the final item listed) or on this detail page (of vote type) or this detail page (of geographic distribution).

[NOTE: This post was originally posted at 7:50 p.m. and updated after the AP called the vote.]

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