North Carolina: 60% oppose Amendment One

Sixty percent of people in North Carolina oppose a proposed constitutional amendment which would ban gay marriage in the state, a new poll has found.

While only 38 percent of respondents to an Elon University Poll released Monday said they support gay marriage, a majority (60%) said they are opposed to Amendment One, while 32 percent said that they favor the amendment. A majority of respondents (67%) favor either marriage (38%) or civil unions (29%) for gay couples. Only 29 percent say gay couples deserve no legal recognition.

Voters will decide on the measure during North Carolina’s May 8 primary.

If approved, the amendment would bar North Carolina from recognizing the relationships of gay and lesbian couples with marriage, civil unions and possibly domestic partnerships.