Some students, faculty and friends of Duke University have recorded a video for the It Gets Better campaign ahead of North Carolina's May 8 vote on Amendment One, the constitutional amendment which if approve would bar the state from recognizing the relationships of gay and lesbian couples with marriage, civil unions and possibly domestic partnerships.

The It Gets Better Project encourages bullied LGBT teens considering suicide to hang in there, because life eventually gets better.

In addition to discussing their experiences at Duke, speakers weigh in on the proposed amendment.

“I think the thing that people who push for legislation like this forget is that not only are they hurting my family and Jacob and whoever Jacob marries and our children, they're also hurting my mom's grandchildren,” a male student says. “And I think they forget they're hurting straight people as well as gay people because we're all part of the family. My kids are not just my kids, they're my parent's grandchildren, they're my brother's nieces and nephews. There's a whole web of people connected to me that are hurt by these kinds of things.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

(Related: Couples to protest North Carolina gay marriage ban on day after Amendment One vote.)