Amendment One won’t solve a single one of the challenges facing our State. And on May 8th, we have a chance to vote NO.
Rather than educating our children, repairing our economy or preparing our State to compete in a 21st Century workforce, this is radical attempt to amend our State Constitution.
They say it is about protecting marriage – but that’s not true. In their haste to write discrimination into the North Carolina Constitution, Amendment One has real, unintended consequences for families.
Amendment One undermines health care and prescription benefits for children and committed couples. It undermines domestic violence laws. And, it makes it harder to recruit jobs to our State.
That’s why diverse groups ranging from the faith community, to business leaders, to advocates for victims of domestic violence, to the NAACP are speaking out against Amendment One. Please join this effort.
It is OK to wrestle in your heart and with your faith about issues of marriage, civil unions and partnerships.
But writing discrimination into our State Constitution is just plain wrong.
North Carolina has a proud history of overcoming these divisive debates. We never shut our schools during the Civil Rights Era. Growing up in North Carolina, we were taught not to discriminate against our fellow citizens.
Then, on May 8th, vote to Protect ALL North Carolina families. Vote NO on Amendment One.
Cal and Elizabeth Cunningham