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.