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North Carolina: Same-sex marriage ban ‘setback’ for human rights

Headline Title:  North Carolina: Same-sex marriage ban ‘setback’ for human rights 09 May 2012 North Carolina’s ban on same-sex marriage is a setback for human rights, Amnesty International said after voters in the south-eastern state approved a state constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriages and civil unions.Some 61 per cent of voters in North Carolina supported the amendment.“This is a sad day for same-sex couples in North Carolina,” said Susan Lee, Amnesty International’s Director for the Americas.“All people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity,…

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