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North Carolina Amendment 1

Purpose of Ballot Measure: North Carolina Amendment 1 (often referred to as simply “Amendment 1”) was a legislatively referred constitutional amendment in North Carolina that proposed to amend the North Carolina Constitution that makes it unconstitutional for the state to recognize or perform same-sex marriages or civil unions. The amendment does not prohibit domestic partnerships. (A case of overkill - state law already defined marriage as being between a man and a woman prior to this amendment.)

Date Passed: 8 May 2012, 2012, North Carolina voters approved the amendment, 61.04% to 38.96%, with a voter turnout of 34.66%.

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