North Carolina has voted to constitutionally prohibit any domestic union other than a marriage between a man and a woman, the AP reports.
doing so, voters have also banned civil unions and stripped same-sex
couples of domestic partnership benefits. Voters have eliminated health
care, prescription drug coverage and other benefits for public employees
and children receiving benefits through domestic partnerships.
precincts reporting, support for the amendment was strong- with about 61
percent of North Carolina voters casting their ballots in favor of the
amendment, and roughly 39 percent voting against it.
North Carolina is now the 30th state with a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.