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Monday, May 7, 2012

Final poll shows voters will likely support Amendment One

Posted By on Mon, May 7, 2012 at 12:01 PM

A Public Policy Polling survey shows 55 percent of voters will likely support the constitutional ban on gay marriage and domestic partners though many are still confused by its intent. The ban, known as Amendment One, has the potential to nullify domestic-violence and child-custody laws and other protections for unwed couples.

According to Raleigh's News & Observer:

The numbers shifted little in the final week as big-names on either side of the debate — Rev. Billy Graham for and former President Bill Clinton against — made final pleas to persuade voters.

Many voters still don't understand what the amendment would accomplish, pollster Tom Jensen said, noting that a majority of North Carolinians support some legal recognition for same-sex couples. "Opponents of the amendment had an uphill battle in convincing voters that it was anything other than a referendum on gay marriage, even though it does go a lot further than that" by forbidding civil unions and domestic partnerships, he said.

Read the full story here.

Read our stories on the dangers of Amendment One here and here.

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