May 8th, 2012
12:09 PM ET

North Carolina votes on marriage amendement Tuesday

(CNN)–As voters head to the polls on a controversial marriage amendment, a North Carolina pastor and an openly gay mayor each explain their side of the debate to CNN's Carol Costello.

On Tuesday, voters will vote on Amendment One, whether or not to amend the state constitution to say that "Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State."

While North Carolina already has a law banning same sex marriage, the passage of the amendment would effectively ban same civil unions and domestic partnerships.

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soundoff (254 Responses)
  1. Victor

    We need to vote about gay marriage in all states.

    June 5, 2012 at 8:04 am |
  2. msjt1952

    I'm so ashamed to say that I was born in NC. This vote was so stupid!!!!!!!!!!!! with narrow minded hicks who just follow other narrow minded a$$ wholes . Just wait the children will lead with their open minds if not corrupted by adults a$$e$.

    May 10, 2012 at 10:44 am |
    • Mohammed_Islam

      How do you expect children to come if everyone follows this way???

      May 10, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
    • Nii

      So what you are saying is that you hope the next generation would be more immoral! Great! When they decide you are a liability to the country in your old age you will realise that wisdom is not for sale. Wisdom is scarce among atheist and I wonder why?

      May 10, 2012 at 4:51 pm |
    • just sayin

      What is immoral to you is not to another and frankly none of your business.

      May 10, 2012 at 4:55 pm |
    • Nii

      Thats excellent! People who enjoy society's protection think it will always be there to protect them. Eventually a time will come which will make anarchy look good. survival of the fittest never comes. Dictatorship does!

      May 10, 2012 at 5:28 pm |
    • Nii

      Most of u who do not study history do not understand simply that people who are not emotionally mature or morally fulfilled do not value their freedom. They take it for granted till they lose it.

      May 10, 2012 at 5:39 pm |
    • Thomas

      Wisdom doesn't seem scarce within Atheists, wisdom also doesn't seem scarce with Christians either. Christians that follow the word of their Lord Jesus Christ to love are loved themselves. Those that don't judge but embrace are embraced themselves and are a very important part of any society.

      Where wisdom is lacking is in groups of people who haven't evolved. Those who can't understand that the bible itself is ever evolving because it should be interpreted in today's society rather than the society of 2000 years ago. The customs have changed, opinions have changed and laws have changed.

      Being an Atheist, I have my own personal beliefs. I do not believe there is a higher power, I do not believe people of religion have the right to impose themselves on other peoples rights and freedoms regardless of their personal beliefs. I do, however, respect those who celebrate their religion the way it was meant to be celebrated – a gathering of like minded individuals celebrating the life, love and understanding of their deity and continuing it within their daily minds.

      Those who choose to use their religion as a weapon will fade, and the world is better for it.

      May 11, 2012 at 8:47 am |
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