Friday, March 16, 2012

President Obama speaks out against N.C.'s proposed Amendment One

Posted By on Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 3:48 PM

The Obama campaign issued a statement Friday that opposes Amendment One, calling it a "divisive and discriminatory effort." If passed in May, the amendment would constitutionally define marriage in North Carolina as a union between one man and one woman and make that type of union the only domestic legal union recognized by the state.

“While the president does not weigh in on every single ballot measure in every state, the record is clear that the President has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same sex couples,” said Cameron French, his North Carolina campaign spokesman.

“That’s what the North Carolina ballot initiative would do — it would single out and discriminate against committed gay and lesbian couples — and that’s why the President does not support it.”

Let this also serve as a gentle reminder to vote.

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