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And new reaction this morning after voters approved a state constitutional amendment defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman.
Essentially taking a step past the state law against.
Same sex marriage well John Roberts is live in Atlanta so John what are the implications of this amendment.
Good morning to you had a candidate they seem to be broad you know opponents fought very hard against this amendment but then the and it wasn't even close.
Polls taken the day before showed it would pass with a sixteen point margin to -- with.
To 39 and it's an important signal for the general election because it looks like North Carolina -- very important swing state the President Obama won in 2008.
May be more conservative minded this year.
That it was four years ago Larry -- from the University of Virginia thinks that the president is facing a lot of headwinds in North Carolina here's what he told me just moments ago.
I think the Democrats find themselves -- -- difficult corner in North Carolina.
They're likely to lose the governor's race they're going to lose some house seats in November.
And it doesn't suggest to me that President Obama is going to be able to repeat and Cary, North Carolina again this fall.
Now don't forget that the Democratic National Convention is in the city of Charlotte, North Carolina when it comes to same sex marriage what we've seen North Carolina -- again.
Maybe the reason why President Obama has not staked -- a solid position why he says that his position is quote.
But it's made that much more difficult by what Vice President Biden and education secretary Arne Duncan said the other -- fully in support of same sex marriage.
Right John Roberts thank you so much reporting live for us from Atlanta.
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