At least 61 percent of the voters approved the amendment which says only marriage between a man and a woman is legal in the state. North Carolina already has a law on the books blocking gay marriage but approval amendment adds the state to a growing list of those who have added the prohibition to their constitution.
Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling, based in Raleigh, told Capitol Hill Blue that the ban enjoyed widespread support from both blacks and whites in the state.
“That’s a very potent combination,” he said.
The ban is now part of the constitution in 28 states.