Obama Campaign Releases Statement Opposing Anti-Gay 'Amendment One' in North Carolina
The Obama campaign today went on record against North Carolina's discriminatory Amendment One, which would ban same-sex marriage, the News Observer reports.
"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."
Yesterday in Raleigh, hundreds of people marched and rallied against the measure.
Amendment One is set to appear on the ballot on May 8. More information HERE.