Amendment 1 approved

Published 11:46 pm Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The constitutional amendment defining marriage in North Carolina was approved both in Polk County and statewide during the Tuesday, May 8 primary, according to unofficial election results.
In Polk County, voters approved the amendment by 1,178 votes. Polk voters cast 3,226 votes for the amendment compared to 2,048 votes against it.
Statewide, the amendment was also approved by a wide margin, with 61.31 percent voting for the amendment and 38.69 percent voting against. There were 1,282,718 votes for the amendment and 809,547 votes against it statewide.
In Polk County, Tryon was the only one of seven precincts to record more votes against the amendment than for it. Tryon had 725 votes against the amendment compared to 441 votes for the amendment.
Coopers Gap had the least votes against the amendment, with 78 against compared to 417 for the amendment. Green Creek tallied the most votes for the amendment, with 569 for and 240 against.
Approval of the amendment means the North Carolina Constitution will now define marriage as the only legal union recognized in the state as between one man and one woman.

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