RALEIGH. (AP) — A majority of North Carolina residents say they oppose a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, a result unchanged since before the General Assembly voted to place the issue before voters in May, a poll released Friday said.
A statewide Elon University poll found 56 percent of respondents oppose changing the state constitution to permanently bar same-sex couples from marriage rights, the same result as an Elon poll in February. The General Assembly voted two weeks ago to let voters decide the constitutional amendment.
The survey doesn’t suggest whether the constitutional amendment will pass or fail when voters decide in May because the Elon poll doesn’t survey eligible or likely voters.