North Carolina lawmakers are trying to put a referendum on the ballot next year to amend the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage, but recent polls suggest that it could actually lose at the polls.
Fifty-six percent (56%) of North Carolina voters oppose or strongly oppose an amendment to the state constitution that would ban same-sex marriage, a five-point jump in the last two years, according to a February 2011Elon University Poll, a non-partisan polling service.
The poll also showed a strong majority (57%) of North Carolinians support marriage or civil unions for same-sex couples, revealing a dramatic 9% increase in public support for marriage equality in only two years. This result mirrors two separate polls conducted by Public Policy Polling in March and July that also reveal majority support of legal recognitions for same-sex couples.
If that state rejected such an amendment by a vote of the people, that could be a huge turning point in the whole battle.