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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Constitutional amendment to define marriage in North Carolina has gotten a lot of attention, and today it brought a lot of people out to the polls. Whether for or against, voters have strong opinions about Amendment One and were vocal about their decision today.

“A lot of the Wilmington voters are split on this decision, and everybody wants to do their part,” voter Evan Frank said.

Amendment One has been a hot topic for months in North Carolina. Tuesday, both sides made their way to the polls.

“I think they’re going to vote for other things while they’re here, but I think just getting them out here was strictly due to amendment one,” voter Kevin Noble said.

Opinions varied, but most agreed that their minds were made up before they made their way to vote.

“As far as the same-sex marriage goes, like I said, what you do in your house is completely up to you. I have no say in that whatsoever and I don’t think the government should either,” Noble said.

“My belief, I just really think we need to enforce the institution of marriage between a man and a woman,” Frank said.

Regardless of your opinion, people we spoke with at the polls say if you don’t cast your vote, you lose your voice all together.

“In my opinion, if you don’t come out and vote, you don’t have a right to debate about it,” Frank said.

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