Catawba voters approve marriage amendment

Catawba County voters made it clear Tuesday that they support marriage between one man and one woman.

Seventy-four percent of county voters supported the state’s marriage amendment, which states that the only legally recognized union in North Carolina is marriage between one man and one woman.

In a statewide referendum, 60 percent of North Carolinians voted for the amendment.

Interest was high throughout Catawba County’s 40 voting precincts on Tuesday.

The O-N-E interviewed dozens of voters as they left the polls. Nearly all of them said the amendment was the main factor in coming out to vote.

For more of this story and other election news, pick up the Wednesday print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.