Opponents of a proposed amendment which
would ban gay marriage in North Carolina released two new television
ads on Monday.
Voters will decide on Amendment One
during North Carolina's May 8 primary. The constitutional amendment
would bar the state from recognizing the relationships of gay and
lesbian couples with marriage, civil unions and possibly domestic
Both ads by Protect All North Carolina
Families highlight how the amendment would hurt children.
One ad features a woman concerned over
the possibly of losing health insurance for her daughter.
“My fear with Amendment One is that
my daughter would lose her health insurance. And that she would lose
it immediately simply because we're unmarried,” she said, a
supposed reference to her same-sex partner. “And that's really
unfair and it is completely arbitrary.” (The video is embedded in
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In the second ad, a woman fears passage
would invalidate the protective order she's taken out against her
abusive boyfriend, putting herself and her daughter in harm's way.
“And that would not only put my life
in danger but it would put my daughter's life in danger,” she said.
“It makes me feel like I'm being victimized all over again.