Governor Perdue: Amendment One is ‘dangerous’ for NC (video)

With early voting set to begin next week, Governor Bev Perdue has issued a video on her You Tube channel detailing a long list of reasons to oppose Amendment One. Perdue, who is not seeking re-election, says the anti-gay marriage initiative will harm the security and stability of all North Carolina families.

Children of unmarried couples could also be harmed by the passage of  the May 8th amendment, as their their health care benefits and access to drug coverage could be stripped away by the broadly-worded initiative, according to the governor. And she believes the proposal stands to invalidate many domestic violence protections for women.

“Whatever your personal, moral or religious views might be, writing discrimination into North Carolina’s constitution is just plain wrong,” said the governor in a video released Thursday.

Over the past few months the list of those speaking out against the marriage discrimination amendment has grown to include: former Charlotte mayors Richard Vinroot (R) and Harvey Gantt (D), former Supreme Court Justice Bob Orr, former Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Mike Munger, U.S. Senator Kay Hagan, Congresswoman Renee Ellmers(R), all three of the current Democratic gubernatorial candidates, and John Hood, president of the John Locke Foundation.

To hear Governor Perdue’s latest statement, click below:

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2 Comments

  1. ERBrydon

    April 13, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Perhaps Governor Purdue, President Obama and others who mistakenly think this is a benign issue should read through the article I received this morning: “What same-sex ‘marriage’ has done to
    Massachusetts, It’s far worse than most people realize” written by Brian Camenker back in 2008, http://www.voteformarriagenc.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Effects-of-Same-Sex-Marriage-in-MA.pdf. While Mr. Camenker may well be considered a radical, what he writes should be taken on balance nonetheless. It’s ugly! And it has absolutely nothing to do with jobs. I would recommend it as a ‘must read’ for anyone planning or considering to follow Governor Purdue’s advice.

  2. Stephen

    April 13, 2012 at 11:38 am

    ERB, that screed is full of lies. There’s not a bit of truth in it. And Camenker IS a radical, and should therefore NOT be taken seriously in any way, shape or form.