Poll: Half Of NC Adults Oppose Marriage Amendment

About half of North Carolina adults oppose a constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage, as the state continues to separate itself from its Southern peers.

An Elon University poll released Monday found that 50.4 percent of respondents oppose or strongly oppose such an amendment.

More than 43 percent of those in the survey said they would support or
strongly support it.

Voters in every Southern state except North Carolina have approved state constitutional amendments restricting marriage to a union between one man and one woman.

Democratic leaders in North Carolina argue that state law already prohibits gay marriage, but supporters say an amendment would provide stronger protections for traditional marriage.

The Elon poll surveyed 620 North Carolina residents from March 15 to March 19. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

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  • by Alex Location: Vanceboro on Jun 6, 2009 at 03:21 PM
    To those notherner who pride themselves in ridiculing the belief systems still held here in the South: If things are so much better in the North, and you are so much smarter than we imbred imbiciles, then why aren't southerners moving up north in the numbers that northerners are moving south. yes we are still dumb enough to think that marriage needs 1 man & 1 woman. if you don't like it i hear new jersey has an ex governor who would be more than symathetic!
  • by Wowed Location: None of your Biz! on Jun 5, 2009 at 01:59 PM
    Doesn't NC still have sodomy laws on the books? If so the whole argument is moot because then acting on your homosexual impulses in this state is a violation of man's law, which just so happens to line up with God's law. Who'd a thunk?
  • by Coach M Location: Rocky Mount on May 19, 2009 at 02:07 AM
    Aeris: These things you mention are not magics, they are Miracles. If Mary had not been a virgin or if God had come down and had sexual relations with Mary as some religions believe, Jesus could not have died for our sins. He would have had to die for His own because He would have been born in sin Himself. I do believe that witches and demons exist for the Bible says they do. For the atheists up here, you all sure like to discuss things that you do not believe in. Maybe one day God will send someone intellegent enough to give you the answers that you so much want to find.
  • by Coach M Location: Rocky Mount on May 19, 2009 at 01:59 AM
    I think all of you are missing the point. You continue to post that all Christians want to do is bash homosexuality. This is an article about homosexuality. Would you like for me to post about the NBA game last night? Usually when you post under a article it is about that article. I, unlike so many others say that homosexuality is a sin. Smoking, getting drunk, having sexual relations outside of marriage, killing and many other things are sins also. Have I done any of these? Yes, and if you say you've never done some of these, you are a lier. The difference is that these are not considered to be an alternative life style, homosexuality is. I know smoking is a sin which is why I have a hard time listening to a preacher that smokes, drinks and/or some other things that some men of the cloth get involved in. They are too, however, human. Ank: I simply pointed out that holiday is not the same as Holy Day. Christmas and Easter are Holy Day's not simply holidays such as July 4th or others.
  • by Aeris Location: Greenville on May 9, 2009 at 05:44 AM
    Coach try and understand this. Would same sex marrage harm anyone? That is the difference between that and all those scenerios you posted. I really don't see how anyone can believe a book that was written thousands of years ago. And it seems to be the only book that show all these people existed. If god, moses and abraham were so important, why are they not in the history books? And according to the bible, magic and witchcraft are a sin. Well I guess a person walking on water, or turning water to wine and bringing someone back to life isn't magic since they happened in the bible. Oh and how about this one, a virgin having a baby. It's nice to see which is a sin and what is natural to happen because apparently these are not considered to be magic. Why is it hard to believe that these are just stories that have been made up. And if there is any truth to them how do you not know that these are extremely exaggerated tales. Because from what I heard people lie all the time.
  • by Ank Location: Greenville on May 8, 2009 at 09:08 PM
    "Not believing in something doesn't make it false" --Coach M. Coach that statement is true and I'd like to also point out that believing in something doesn't make it true.
  • by Ank Location: Greenville on May 8, 2009 at 07:36 PM
    Coach M: Wow...You're actually taking the side of someone who gives a 2 line post that contributes nothing to the topic and only posted up here to insult me? If it were the other way around and someone insulted you with a 2 line post, I'd take up for you. I guess that shows the difference in my integrity and your integrity. I used to have respect for you Coach for voicing your opinion up here, but now I see you're as childish as Anonymous in that your main goal isn't to contribute to this discussion, you just like to insult non believers. I question your integrity my friend and wonder what God would think about your posts. And as for your response to Aeris: I know you believe homosexuality is a sin and I'm fine with that. We wouldn't argue at all if so many Christians didn't force their believes on others and try to tell others how to live their lives. No one is trying to control the lives of Christians, why do Christians desire to control the lives of others?
  • by Stan Location: Plymouth on May 8, 2009 at 05:05 AM
    Truth not applied is truth denied and Jesus said I am the way the "Truth" and the light.To "argue" religion is a waste of time because people don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.The greatest ministries now are friend to friend because people believe a sermon they can see.Also if "I" can convince you of something someone with more education or more colorful language can change your mind again but if God convinces you of something through a relationship with his son Jesus then no man can take that away.God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. Tell God your questions not your answers.
  • by Coach M Location: Rocky Mount on May 8, 2009 at 12:35 AM
    Aeris: So it is ok to have an affair if you are married as long as you love the other person? Is it ok to rob a store and kill the clerk just as long as you were hungry and had to feed your kids? Is it ok to car jack and harm someone as long as you needed their car due to an emergency? A sin is a sin is a sin. It is just as simple as that. Not believing in something doesn't make it false. If you choose to live your life thumbing your nose at God then so be it. It still doesn't mean that you do not have to answer to God for your sins, no matter what you believe. Ank: Well...what's the point? And anonymous was spelling Holy Day not holiday. Do you know the difference? But hey, at least you were right about 'or'. Nice to see you are finally running out of whit so you have to do like soooo many, rezult to smell correction. Though I'd help you out a little...LOL
  • by Ank Location: Greenville on May 7, 2009 at 04:40 PM
    OSOC As I've said on another board, even if your inaccurate stereotype were true, homosexuals would still engage in sexual activity whether they are married or not. OSOC, I respect you for making your opinion known in comments and actually giving me something to read. I wish I could say the same for Anonymous. Wow...just wow. How old am I? I'm old enough to know how to spell "holiday" and "or". Anonymous, you imply that I'm childish when all I've said in this topic is respect others beliefs. Then you follow up with a witty catchphrase we've all heard a hundred times before making for a full TWO LINE post. Hmm, calling me childish for respecting other beliefs, then demeaning me with a one-liner...I wonder how old you are, or more importantly what kind of education you have. Thank you Aeris for your comment.

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