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What Will Happen If North Carolina's Amendment 1 Passes

Residents of North Carolina will vote on Amendment 1 today. Amendment 1 says: "Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state." Here's everything you need to know about the consequences of its passage.

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North Carolina's attorney general said Amendment 1's lack of clarity will result in a significant amount of litigation on many issues which will be decided by courts for years to come.

North Carolina domestic violence laws could be called into question, threatening North Carolina victims of domestic violence.

“If Amendment One passes it could take away those protections and leave victims and their children even more vulnerable than they already are,” said Amily McCool, Wake County Assistant District Attorney.

Amendment 1 would also eliminate the domestic partner insurance benefits currently offered to their employees by a number of local governments, including Chapel Hill, Durham, Greensboro, and Mecklenburg and Orange Counties.

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