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