While the nation’s eyes are turned on North Carolina as it becomes the 30th state to adopt a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, New Hanover County delivered a strikingly high percentage of votes opposing the amendment. WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn reports.
It was the sole issue in the May primary that would be decided before November. North Carolina’s constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman spurred impressive primary turnout across the state. And, as WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn reports, the amendment garnered 61 percent.
For the second part of our series on marriage leading up to the constitutional amendment vote on Tuesday, Amanda Greene of Wilmington Faith and Values tells the love story of Kure Beach residents Mario and Judi Paparozzi.