Gov. Bev Perdue said Friday that she'll vote against a proposed change to North Carolina's constitution next May that would prohibit gay marriage.
She said that although she backs traditional matrimony, the amendment — if approved — could harm the state's economy and job creation.
Perdue, a Democrat, announced her feelings on the statewide ballot measure less than four weeks after the Republican-led legislature pushed it through the House and Senate. Perdue criticized General Assembly leaders last month for pushing the amendment as part of their social agenda at a time, she said, when citizens want elected officials to get the economy moving. But she had not expressed her views on the question itself.
Perdue said in a prepared statement that she believes marriage is between one man and one woman and voted while in the legislature for a 1996 law so that North Carolina couldn't recognize same-sex marriages from other states.
Complete article at Journal Now : http://bit.ly/oJGWNr