Obama Campaign Speaks Out In Opposition Of NC Anti-Marriage-Equality Amendment

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. 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.”

According to the AP, Cameron French, the Obama campaign’s North Carolina spokesman, joins NC native Clay Aiken in opposing the legislature’s proposed amendment to ban same-sex marriage. It’s illegal by statute right now but not in the state’s constitution; Obama won the state in 2008 and hopes to do so again.