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Momentum Continues Against Amendment One in NC

Post submitted by Eric Cameron, HRC Digital Media Specialist

North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue and Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers have both raised their voices in recent days, joining a growing number of North Carolinians from all walks of life in publically opposing Amendment One.

"Whatever your personal, moral or religious views might be, writing discrimination into North Carolina’s constitution is just plain wrong,” says Perdue in a new video released yesterday. “[Amendment One] will harm the security and stability of North Carolina families like never before.”

Watch Gov. Perdue’s full remarks below:

Earlier this morning, Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers addressed some 300 North Carolina business leaders at a breakfast and used the opportunity to personally denounce the discriminatory amendment.

“I believe we’re all the children of God,” said Rogers. “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 this state many, many years ago.” Rogers’ remarks were received with applause.

Amendment One would not only bar committed and loving same-sex couples from marrying, it would hurt a huge number of North Carolina families by banning state recognition of civil unions and domestic partnerships, and could even strip away legal protections for unmarried couples and individuals.

HRC is proud to be a part of Protect All North Carolina Families, a coalition of business groups, faith leaders and families dedicated to defeating this amendment at the polls on May 8 and protecting North Carolina from the harms it represents. You can support the fight to defeat Amendment One by contributing now.

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