My Thoughts on Amendment One
As you can imagine, the Obama campaign reacted to the passage last night of Amendment One in North Carolina with language we’ve heard many times in the past days, weeks and months.
After the North Carolina vote yesterday, the POTUS still could not give a straight answer about his true position, and probably won’t until after the election. It’s a real shame he can’t level with folks.
For the record, the left pretending there was nothing the President could have done to help Amendment One opponents is ridiculous.
His campaign said in a statement, “he believes the North Carolina measure singles out and discriminates against committed gay and lesbian couples, which is why he did not support it. President Obama has long believed that gay and lesbian couples deserve the same rights and legal protections as straight couples and is disappointed in the passage of this amendment.”
While I am very sad that Amendment One passed, I was happy that many conservative North Carolinians, including Representative Renee Ellmers (R-NC), John Hood of the John Locke Foundation, and former Charlotte mayor and GOP gubernatorial candidate Richard Vinroot, stood in opposition to the ballot initiative.
More and more conservative and Republican leaders understand that banning the basic domestic partner protections, which was the case in North Carolina, harms real families, gay and straight.
We can plainly see that this is an issue that our national leaders have to be led on. So each day, we talk to Republican leaders across the nation and show them that while gay is different, gay is good.