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Governor Bev Perdue of North Carolina comes out swinging against anti-gay Amendment 1

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By Scottie ThomastonGoal Thermometer

Governor Bev Perdue in North Carolina has made her opposition to the proposed anti-gay Amendment 1 in the state known through statements and tweets over the past months. Now she has begun stepping up her opposition to the amendment in the weeks leading up to the May 8 vote. In a new web ad she urges North Carolina voters to oppose the amendment, which will hurt gay and lesbian families as well as unmarried heterosexual couples, and potentially affect laws against domestic violence in the state.

She gives some more good reasons North Carolinians should oppose the amendment:

This afternoon, she release a web video in which she lays out her reasons and urges people to vote against it.

“The amendment, I believe is dangerous for women,” Perdue says in the video. “There is a real risk that some of the laws we have on the books now to protect the victims of domestic violence may no longer apply to many women in this state.”

Governor Perdue joins many high profile Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians in the state in fighting publicly against the odious amendment.

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  • 1. Sagesse  |  April 12, 2012 at 1:52 pm


  • 2. juliecason (JC)  |  April 12, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    "Our constitution was written to guarantee rights, not to take them away." Here here. Nicely done, Governor.

  • 3. truthspew  |  April 12, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Wow – so you've got some fairly heavy weights against the amendment. There is hope for North Carolina after all. Good, I have family there and it would be nice if equality reigned supreme there.

  • 4. New  |  April 12, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Amendment One: Voting on Marriage in North Carolina

    [youtube AoYEDGcidsA&list=FLGEZJl0cRkloF9sZOQdFQIw&feature=mh_lolz youtube]

  • 5. Michael  |  April 13, 2012 at 11:12 am

    I was reading a comment thread in another blog last night in which a woman from North Carolina echoed what the Governor said. She was a victim of domestic abuse and has a restraining order against the man she used to live with, but if Amendment 1 passes, the restraining order would no longer be valid because they were not married, and it was based on their status as domestic partners or something like that. She is literally afraid for her well-being if the Amendment passes. What a horrible thing to vote for.

    Of course, this is anecdotal and from some anonymous internet source, but it makes you think.

  • 6. Prop 8 Trial Tracker &raq&hellip  |  April 13, 2012 at 11:36 am

    […] May 8. Amendment 1 will also be on the ballot in that primary, and voting no will keep an anti-gay, anti-woman and anti-family amendment out of North Carolina’s state […]

  • 7. Tim in Sonoma  |  April 16, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Let me get this right, Amendment one is a bad idea because it hurts Heterosexuals? If it only hurt the LGBT community it wouldn't be so bad? That's what I keep hearing. It hurts ALL families not just the Gay''s.
    Am I the only one hearing this?

  • 8. Prop 8 Trial Tracker &raq&hellip  |  April 26, 2012 at 10:36 am

    […] this month, when North Carolina’s Governor Bev Perdue came out against Amendment 1 in a video release, she pointed specifically to the harms to women and to children of unmarried […]

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