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 partnerships.

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 the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

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.