But as [one man, one woman] marriage advocates, we oppose the state marriage amendment now being debated in North Carolina. We hope that when North Carolinians go to the polls on May 8 they will defeat this measure.
David Blankenhorn and Elizabeth Marquardt, Amendment goes too far, News & Observer.
The two leading activists go on to explain that while they believe gay and lesbian couples should not get married, denying them any legal rights and recognition, which this amendment would assure, is just “cold.”
North Carolina Piedmont musicians and leaders raise their voices against Amendment One.
Durham City Council Member Mike Woodard speaks out against Amendment One
Cal Cunningham III: attorney, captain in the United States Army Reserve, and a former member of the North Carolina Senate. He and his wife, Elizabeth, are voting AGAINST amendment one! Great video, great message!
“It’s okay to wrestle in your heart about marriage, civil unions and partnerships. But writing discrimination into our state’s constitution is plain wrong. It sends the wrong message to our children and our neighbors, and businesses thinking of coming here. It has unintended consequences and hurts families. This May, let’s vote to protect all North Carolina families.”
[O]nly 40 percent of North Carolinians say that gays should have no legal recognition, be it marriage or civil unions, which suggests that amendment opponents can make up ground if they can get the message across that its passage impacts civil unions, as well.
Protect NC Family unveils their conversation tool kit! Look no further for resources to help you talk to your friends and families about what Amendment One really does and convince them to vote against it. Who will you talk to?
We know that a majority of North Carolinians support some form legal recognition for same-gender couples, but the statement of the North Carolina Psychological Association and the empirical evidence the organization has provided proves that this amendment is not only a legal issue for these couples, but also a public health issue for us all.