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Duke Energy CEO speaks out against Amendment One, likens it to Jim Crow laws

Another high-profile North Carolina business leader has come out with a strongly worded, personal statement against the May 8th marriage discrimination amendment.

Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers told a crowd of nearly 400 at a Charlotte country club last week that Amendment One sends the world a message that North Carolina is not an inclusive place to live or do business.

Then Rogers made it clear that this was not just about business. He went on:

“I’m old fashioned. I believe we’re all the children of God, and we shouldn’t have special rules for some and not for others,” Rogers said.

“If this amendment passes, we’re going to look back 20 years from now or 10 years from now, and we’re going to think about that amendment the same way we think about the Jim Crow laws that were passed in his state many, many years ago.”

One Comment


  1. david esmay

    April 16, 2012 at 9:40 am

    What does McCrory have to say about his boss’s statement? My guess is he will keep pandering to his christian jihadist base.

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