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GREENVILLE, NC (WTVD) — North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue had strong words Friday when asked about Tuesday’s vote on Amendment One.

“We look like Mississippi,” the governor told reporters during a visit to Greenville this morning.

Unofficial returns show the amendment – which defines marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman – passed with about 61 percent of the vote to 39 percent against.

North Carolina is the 30th state to adopt such a ban on gay marriage.

State law already prohibited same-sex marriages. Supporters said they wanted to write it into the constitution to further protect traditional marriage.

Perdue, who previously said she was against the amendment, told reporters that the vote is wrong for the state.

“People around the country are watching us and they’re really confused to have been such a progressive forward thinking economically driven state that invested in education and that stood up for the civil rights people including the civil rights marches back in the ’50s and ’60s and ’70s,” Perdue said. “People are saying, ‘What in the world is going on with North Carolina?’ We look like Mississippi.”

North Carolina’s vote has reignited the national debate over same-sex unions. The day after the vote, President Barack Obama called it disappointing and said he was in favor of allowing same-sex couples to marry. Mitt Romney said he does not.

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Guest2020
2015 years 9 months ago

The voice in North Carolina that matters the most did the speaking at the polls on Tuesday.

Guester
2015 years 9 months ago

…are the “progressive forward thinking” liberals that don’t give a damn what the majority of the people want, unless of course the majority voting for what “they” want are “progressive forward thinking” liberals.

N.C. has had just about enough of your “progressive forward thinking” Bev. We can look forward too and see the real cliff we’re about to go over. Democrates have controlled N.C. for over 100 years and so you can’t blame anyone else. Unless of course you are Barack Barry Hussein Soetoro Obama.

Guester
2015 years 9 months ago

…are the “progressive forward thinking” liberals that don’t give a damn what the majority of the people want, unless of course the majority voting for what “they” want are “progressive forward thinking” liberals.

N.C. has had just about enough of your “progressive forward thinking” Bev. We can look forward too and see the real cliff we’re about to go over. Democrates have controlled N.C. for over 100 years and so you can’t blame anyone else. Unless of course you are Barack Barry Hussein Soetoro Obama.

Guest463
2015 years 9 months ago

Well we know how Bev feels about the South! She should go move to NY or San Fransico when she gets out of office, and take the rest of the non southern liberals in our big cities who moved down to NC. I’m just fine with conservative Northerners and Westerners, more of them are welcome! Just look at a map and you can see all the progressive votes come from the Triad and other big cities where Northerners have moved to. Even Wilmington was close to a 50-50, but the outlying counties in SE NC where there are more native Carolinians where like 80-20, and those counties like Columbus and Robeson who also voted around 80% are overwhelmingly Democratic.

Guest555
2015 years 9 months ago

Hey Gov. why didn’t you say California? Even the people of California (one of the most liberal states) voted that marriage is between a man and a woman, then a liberal Judge overruled the people. Your statement is derogatory and hateful toward Southerners. Seems you are ashamed of your own state, so leave!

 

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