North Carolina: civil rights groups urge voters to oppose gay marriage ban

Polls suggest Amendment 1, which would ban gay marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships in the state, is likely to pass

(via The Guardian)

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Opponents of a controversial amendment to ban gay marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships in North Carolina were engaged in last-ditch attempts to get their supporters out on Tuesday, as the latest polls show it is likely to pass.

Fiercely-fought campaigns, with television adverts from both sides of the debate, ensured a record turnout during the state’s early voting period. High-profile backers have been deployed on opposing sides in recent days.

Former president Bill Clinton has urged people to vote against Amendment 1 in recorded telephone calls, while evangelist Billy Graham, who has a stretch of road named after him in the North Carolina’s largest city, Charlotte, has endorsed the amendment in full-page newspaper ads. The latest polls have put support for the amendment at 55%, against 39% for those who oppose it.

All that’s left is a few hours of last-minute phone and door-to-door calls by volunteers.

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