By a vote of 60/40, NC residents have approved a measure to amend their state constitution to define marriage as being between one man and one woman. NC now joins 29 other states with similiar laws / amendments specifically prohibiting the recognizing of gay marriage. From the article (and which I was unaware of the last part, attempts to overturn): "Massachusetts, Iowa, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York and the District of Columbia allow gay and lesbian unions. Maryland, New Jersey and Washington state passed laws this year approving same-sex marriage, but Governor Chris Christie vetoed New Jersey's law and opponents of Maryland's and Washington's laws are threatening ballot initiatives to overturn them." Curiously, and as the article points out, is that in the weeks leading up to the vote, the opposition focused all of their attention on the many ways that this amendment would screw with unmarried heterosexual couple....as if that was the true issue at debate. Welp, I guess that little piece of strategory didn't work. Opponents of the amendment have said that this is nothing more than, "a skirmish in a larger battle, and which we will win", while advocates of the measure say, "The whole point is you don't rewrite the nature of God's design for marriage based on the demands of a group of adults." Both President Obama and former President Clinton urged voters to reject the amendment...whereas advocates responded with a full-page ads in major newspapers, and by none other than Billy Graham (the closest thing that Protestants will ever have to a Pope), urging its passage. I'm surprised this hasn't garnered some debate here. Anyone want to cast the first stone? Does TN have something similiar to this? If not, can it be far behind?