Instead, focus. Low-information North Carolina voters in sufficient numbers -- the rural clueless -- were ready to lead it headlong into the past.
But just because those rural voters are backwards doesn't mean you should reject North Carolina categorically. Be a high-information boycotter: if you're visiting or otherwise involved with the state, boycott the counties where the amendment won.
Driving through? Don't buy gas in 'em.
Vacation? Pick a place where the yahoos were turned back.
Support the counties where the amendment didn't pass. Reward the places where residents understand what equal protection is.
The state, generally, will suffer economically as a result of passing Amendment 1. The reasons have been diaried elsewhere and I don't need to repeat them. A comparative economic disadvantage is its own punishment. Let's just say modern industry demands a modern social climate.
(I'm from Maryland, where there's an attempt to put the brand-new same-sex marriage law on the ballot in a November referendum and have it rejected. I find it hard to believe that this state wants to be added to the list of social basket cases. But this is not a ballot measure to amend the state constitution, just an attempt to shoot down the law. In Maryland, you can subject laws to a referendum; yet we don't have recall elections like Wisconsin.)
With the President's support for equal rights coming a day after the vote, North Carolina is not just the 30th state which has erected a stupid legal framework around equal rights. It's become the poster state, the very symbol, of a certain brand of bigotry. No one will remember the 29 other states, but they'll associate North Carolina with backwardness just as the word "Selma" is symbolic of the 1960s civil rights struggle.
Maybe Kossacks from the Carolinas can help everyone, in the comments, by identifying the places where the amendment lost. And each of us can get behind the towns and counties where the residents aren't afraid to look ahead.
Just a thought.