Former President Bill Clinton, NC
Governor Bev Perdue, Senator Kay Hagan and Clay Aiken are among those
featured in a final ad to defeat Amendment One.
North Carolina voters on Tuesday will
decide on the amendment, which would bar the state from recognizing
gay and lesbian couples with marriage, civil unions and possibly
The 3-minute ad features some of the
most high-profile politicians, faith leaders, celebrities and
everyday folks who have spoken out against the amendment.
“I'm going to vote against it,”
Governor Perdue says in the ad.
Amendment One has “far reaching,
negative consequences,” Hagan says.
Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx and former
Mayors Harvey Gantt, a Democrat, and Richard Vinroot, a Republican,
also speak out against the measure.
“You ought to vote against Amendment
One on May 8th,” Vinroot says.
“There is nothing about this
amendment that remotely suggests families will be stronger on the
other side of it,” says Bishop Tonyia M. Rawls, pastor at the Unity
Fellowship Church in Charlotte.
“I think that an amendment like this
goes way too far,” Aiken, a North Carolina native, says. (The
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