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.
Halfback: someone who moves from the northeast corridor to Florida only to discover it’s hot in Florida and subsequently moves half-way back to the northeast, i.e., to North Carolina