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Defense of Marriage

North Carolina Ballot Measure - Amendment 1

Election: May 8, 2012 (Primary)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Marriage
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Constitution

Yes
1,317,178
(61.04%)

No
840,802
(38.96%)

Summary

An act to amend the Constitution 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.

Measure Text

SECTION 1. Article 14 of the North Carolina Constitution is amended by adding
the following new section:

"Sec. 6. Marriage.

Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State. This section does not prohibit a private party from entering into contracts with another private party; nor does this section prohibit courts from adjudicating the rights of private parties pursuant to such contracts."

SECTION 2. The amendment set out in Section 1 of this act shall be submitted to
the qualified voters of the State at a statewide election to be held on the date of the first primary in 2012, which election shall be conducted under the laws then governing elections in the State. Ballots, voting systems, or both may be used in accordance with Chapter 163 of the General Statutes. The question to be used in the voting systems and ballots shall be:

"[ ] FOR [ ] AGAINST 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."

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