CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Mecklenburg County was one of just eight counties to vote against the Marriage Amendment during Tuesday's primary elections.
A total of 78,544 voted for the Marriage Amendment, resulting in 46 percent of the vote in Mecklenbug County.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Groups opposed to the constitutional amendment in North Carolina that defines marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman say they haven't decided whether to pursue legal action.
They held a news conference Wednesday, the day after voters overwhelmingly approved the amendment, which says a marriage between one man and one woman is "the only domestic legal union" that's valid or recognized in North Carolina.
The executive director of the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union says the words "domestic legal union" have no definition in law. She says attorneys must determine what that phrase means before they decide whether to litigate over the amendment.
Stuart Campbell of Equality NC says opponents are discussing how to challenge the amendment, which he called broad and vague.