North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue Speaks Out Against Anti-Gay Amendment One: VIDEO


North Carolina's Governor Bev Perdue posted a strong video yesterday expressing her opposition to North Carolina's Amendment One, which would constitutionally ban same-sex marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships.

Says Perdue: "Whatever your personal, moral or religious views might be, writing discrimination into North Carolina’s constitution is just plain wrong...It would ban the state from recognizing civil unions, strip away domestic partner benefits and it actually could eliminate legal protections for all unmarried couples in the state. This will harm the stability and security of North Carolina families like never before....The amendment I believe is dangerous for women. There is a real risk that some laws we have on the books now to protect the victims of domestic violence may no longer apply to many women in the state."