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Old 05-15-2012, 08:06 AM
 
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The tourism agency in North Carolina's Outer Banks reported a number of trip cancellations after voters approved a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, but outcry was subdued in southeastern North Carolina.

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Old 05-15-2012, 08:18 AM
 
Location: New England
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in other words, there has been no effect.

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The tourism agency in North Carolina's Outer Banks reported a number of trip cancellations after voters approved a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, but outcry was subdued in southeastern North Carolina.

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Old 05-15-2012, 08:23 AM
 
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Why should there be? 5% of the population have minimal economic impact.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:25 AM
 
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too bad- some of the places i was looking at were booked all summer :/
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:39 AM
 
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in other words, there has been no effect.
Or it is too early to tell.
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:12 PM
 
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Or it is too early to tell.
Agreed. The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce certainly got an earful from potential visitors though:

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/05/1...local-tourism/
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:26 PM
 
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The big irony is Dare county voted against the amendment in large part because of the gay and lesbian presence on the beach; many of whom are long-time business owners with deep ties in the community. Way to go, threatening to boycott the very people who are hurt the most by the amendment. I swear, this whole thing has done nothing but bring out the collective stupidity of just about everyone. It's demeaned all of us.



e: We'll see how bad this has hurt things when the 2nd annual OBX Pridefest takes place in a few weeks:

http://www.obxpridefest.com/
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Southern, NJ
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I said this last week, this Vote was going to hit really hard right into the profits of businesses & the pocketbooks of their owners. My dh and I see who spend all their money when we go on vacation & it is the G&L community. Way to go NC, now who is going to pay for all of the domestic partnerships & their children's health care? Hmm, this is going to be interesting.
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:38 PM
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You guys are dreaming. Talk is one thing, threats are one thing, but the Outer Banks are pretty unique and special, and sooner or later, even the most militant gay person will realize they are denying themselves the beauty and wonder of Outer Banks. The protest is feckless, and time will prove it so.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:15 AM
 
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Yeah I don't think it'll have that much of an effect. Certainly a few people will boycott but ultimately gas prices will be the largest determinant, as it is every year.
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