North Carolina's marriage amendment passed with 61 percent of the vote to the opposition's 39 percent. At the county level, the amendment passed in a landslide victory garnering support from 93 of North Carolina's counties. Only 7 counties voted against the amendment. The counties which voted against the amendment were: Buncombe, Chatham, Durham, Orange, Mecklenburg, Wake, and Watauga County. For those unfamiliar with North Carolina geography, these are the counties surrounding Asheville, Charlotte, and Raleigh.