In GOP, support for same-sex marriage is growing
By Margaret Hoover, CNN Contributor
(CNN) — Just in case you thought you had time to catch your breath from the culture wars, the issue of marriage for gay couples is back at the ballot box this year. On Tuesday, North Carolinians voted 61% to 39% to ban all forms of relationship recognition for same-sex couples.
That’s right, this amendment doesn’t just prohibit gay marriage, it prevents the existence of civil unions and domestic partnerships under North Carolina’s Constitution.
Shockingly, the state’s Republican House speaker, Thom Tillis, who was largely responsible for putting the measure on the ballot, called the anti-gay marriage initiative a generational issue and predicted that while the initiative would probably pass, it would also be repealed within 20 years.