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STUDY: Majority Of North Carolinians Misunderstand, Support Amendment Banning Same-Sex Unions

Voters will be considering a ban on same-sex unions on North Carolina’s May 8 primary ballot, or more specifically, it’s a “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.”

Problem is: over a third of North Carolinians admit to not freaking know that, according to Public Policy Polling.

Add the 7% who think that it’s an amendment legalizing gay marriage, and you’ve got four of ten NC voters who are just completely in the dark on this issue.

Then there’s the 28% who think that it only bans gay marriage, not civil unions. Which leaves you with 31% of voters who correctly identify the measure as banning both gay marriage and same-sex civil unions.

Overall, voters look poised to pass the amendment, with 58% in support and 38% opposed. Need Queerty remind the world that an amendment to pass gay marriage via referendum has never worked, and whenever the people have voted on the issue on a state level, it’s resulted in ?

This is why the legislature should do their jobs and pass bills they think are just, not throw them back to the people. That’s what cowards like Chris Christie do.

By:           Evan Mulvihill
On:           Mar 30, 2012
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  • 21 Comments
    • wayne
      wayne

      If NC citizens would stop intermarrying their first cousins, they might be able to figure it out. NC= “non compos mentis”

      Mar 30, 2012 at 12:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mangina
      Mangina

      They’re too busy fucking their livestock to understand the issues!

      Mar 30, 2012 at 12:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chad
      Chad

      This is why Rights should not be left up to voters. Many just do not understand what exactly they are voting for. And I don’t blame the voters, the anti-gay marriage groups pour large amounts of money into misleading advertising.

      Mar 30, 2012 at 1:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CBRad
      CBRad

      North Carolina is the land of idiots anyway, so…who cares ?

      Mar 30, 2012 at 1:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the crustybastard
      the crustybastard

      Really? I got put in the moderation corral for that? LOL.

      Mar 30, 2012 at 1:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Belize
      Belize

      JayKay, my lover, sent me a text (letter tied to a pigeon’s talon.)

      JayKay: “This is the fault of those whiny bitchy queens of the liberal media! They shouldn’t have used facts, statistics and science to explain this issue! How are we–the good ol’ conservatives of America–supposed to believe that?”

      Mar 30, 2012 at 2:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jozef
      Jozef

      Ya know, some of us DO live in NC and love it. It’s an amazing place, try leaving Manhatten and LA for a day and find out. When I drive around town I see VOTE NO ON ONE signs EVERYWHERE.

      Mar 30, 2012 at 2:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CBRad
      CBRad

      @Jozef: Say hi to your John Edwards for me.

      Mar 30, 2012 at 3:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stephen
      Stephen

      And this is surprising because…? @Jozef I lived in NC for many years. You must be living in the liberal pocket around the capital. The rest of the state is pretty much born again fascists.

      Mar 30, 2012 at 3:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CBRad
      CBRad

      @Stephen: You can say that again. Bishop Eddie Long is a perfect example.

      Mar 30, 2012 at 3:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Philip
      Philip

      I sincerely hope that photo isn’t real. Have we gotten to the place where we openly acknowledge the celebration of mediocrity? “Stupid voter” is something to be cherished?

      Mar 30, 2012 at 3:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • timncguy
      timncguy

      @CBRad: Talk about being stupid. Bishop Eddie Long is from Atlanta Georgia, not North Carolina.

      Mar 30, 2012 at 3:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CBRad
      CBRad

      @timncguy: Uh…look up where he’s from, and what school he graduated from.

      Mar 30, 2012 at 3:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JS
      JS

      I live in NC.

      I’m getting the hell out.

      Mar 30, 2012 at 11:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the crustybastard
      the crustybastard

      I guess the moderators here didn’t see Idiocracy.

      Pity.

      Mar 31, 2012 at 1:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dsp
      dsp

      @Mangina: I laughe so hard at your comment….priceless!

      Mar 31, 2012 at 7:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dsp
      dsp

      oops that should of read laughed.

      Mar 31, 2012 at 7:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Randall Reynolds
      Randall Reynolds

      So the voters are confused… Just how NOM wants them!

      Apr 1, 2012 at 6:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BT
      BT

      @Stephen: how long ago did you live there? it’s not just the capital that is gay friendly, Greensboro is super gay, Charlotte is gay friendly, I’ve seen Asheville on lists of top places for gay people to live, plus there’s an LGBT retirement community there and another one in Boone… yes there are some stupid people there who don’t know what they are voting on, and yes there are some assholes who would love to get rid of the EVIL GAYS, but you’ll find those in EVERY STATE… North Carolina is WAY more liberal and gay friendly than most people give it credit for

      Apr 2, 2012 at 3:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CBRad
      CBRad

      @BT: But the gays there are even more evil than the straights.

      Apr 2, 2012 at 11:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brandon
      Brandon

      I live in NC (greensboro to be exact). I’ve also lived in Charlotte and grew up in a conservative town as a child. I know that there are both liberal and conservative areas of NC. But some of these comments about people who live in NC as being complete morons are ridiculous and offensive to me! NC is one of the more welcoming of all the southern states. There are pro-gay and anti-gay people in EVERY state!!!

      Apr 10, 2012 at 2:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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