Poll: 58 Percent of North Carolinians Support Marriage Inequality Amendment

Fifty-eight percent of likely voters are suppportive of Amendment One — a proposed amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in the North Carolina constitution — according to a SurveyUSA poll relased Wednesday. The poll, which was commissioned by WRAL News, interviewed 1,001 North Carolinians and found that 36 percent of respondents opposed the law, while 6 percent were undecided. The findings run counter to numbers reported in a survey conducted by Elon University earlier this month, which found that 54 percent of North Carolinians opposed Amendment One. Voters will have their say on the amendment during the May 8 presidential primary. — Fatima Najiy


Cathy Bessant, the global technology and operations executive for Charlotte-based Bank of America and a former Charlotte Chamber chair, says that Amendment One would have a “disastrous effect” on North Carolina’s “ability to attract talent and retain talent,” and poses “a direct challenge” to the state’s “ability to compete nationally for jobs and economic growth.”

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