Cunningham voices opposition to anti-gay marriage amendment

Cal Cunningham, who announced last week the time was not right to run for lieutenant governor, is back in the headlines this week. The former U.S. senate candidate is now appearing in a You Tube video with his wife, Elizabeth, speaking out against Amendment One.

Cunningham says the ballot initiative banning gay marriage has real and unitended consequences for all North Carolinians.

“It’s okay to wrestle in your heart and with your faith about marriage and civil unions and partnerships. But writing discrimination into our state Constitution is plain wrong,” explains Cunningham in the video.

Cunningham is a former Davidson County state senator and Afghanistan war veteran.

You can watch the full video below:

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Will

    February 7, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Mr Cunningham I do not wrestle in my heart or in my faith about marriage. Nor does anyone who believes that God created men and women, equipped them with complimentary genitalia for the delivery of DNA infused semen and egg for the production of another unique individual (two says he shall become one). Thus the creator defines marriage for his creation. I believe that people of the same sex who want to have certain protections and privileges that are naturally given to married person aught to be able to pursue them legally. But giving them a marriage license would be a lie.
    If I were to obtain a dog license from the state of Cal. would that make me a dog?
    Lets not be fools but wise.
    Will

  2. HunterC

    February 8, 2012 at 8:08 am

    @Will

    1) The state has long allowed for marriage between people who cannot procreate. Call for a change in that provision of the law or you’re a raging hypocrite.

    2) The constitutional amendment Cal and Elizabeth Cunningham speak against specifically seeks to deny “certain protections and privileges that are naturally given to a married” couple. For this reason alone, all NC citizens should join Cal and his wife and vote against Amendment One.