As the debate over gay marriage in
North Carolina enters its final weeks, Governor Beverly Perdue is
speaking out against Amendment One.
Voters will decide on the proposed
constitutional amendment during North Carolina's May 8 primary.
Amendment One would bar the state from recognizing the relationships
of gay and lesbian couples with marriage, civil unions and possibly
In a video released Wednesday by
Protect All North Carolina Families, the coalition working to defeat
the measure, Perdue is shown speaking out against the measure at
“From my perspective as the governor
of this state, I think Amendment One is discriminatory, I think it
adds discrimination to the constitution. Constitutions are [to]
guarantee rights, not take rights away. I fundamentally think that
argument is flawed. And I hope people in the state vote against it.
I'm going to vote against it,” Perdue is seen telling a reporter in
the video. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.
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