The North Carolina chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has released two radio spots urging voters to reject a proposed constitutional amendment which would ban gay marriage, as well as civil unions and domestic partnerships for gay couples.

Voters will decide on Amendment One on May 8.

“The polls and the politicians are asking the wrong questions on this discriminatory amendment, hatched in the backrooms of the extremist, rightwing think-tanks,” Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the civil rights group, said in a statement. “Our message is consistent: A vote on the same sex marriage amendment has nothing to do with your personal and religious opinion on same sex marriage but everything to do with whether or not you believe discrimination should be codified and legalized constitutionally. We should never seek to codify or vote discrimination into the very heart and frameworks of our Constitution.”

In addition to the radio ads, the NAACP is rolling out an aggressive campaign which includes mailers and robocalls to tens of thousands of North Carolina voters. (The audio is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)