North Carolina Voters Confused Over Purpose of Amendment One

North Carolina’s Amendment One goes to the ballot box today.  Ah, the will of the people to vote for — or against — discrimination.  You have to love it.

For this Amendment, however, what is most frightening is that most voters don’t even understand what it ultimately seeks to do. According to the Huffington Post:

 The Public Policy Polling survey found widespread voter confusion about what North Carolina’s Amendment 1 seeks to accomplish. Just 36 percent of voters answered correctly that it bans both same-sex marriage and domestic partnerships. An additional 26 percent thought it banned same-sex marriage alone. Meanwhile, 10 percent of voters thought a “yes” vote on the amendment would legalize rather than ban same-sex marriage, and 27 percent weren’t sure what it did.

Wow.  The sad part is that amid that confusion, the darn thing might actually pass.

Read more here.

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