• Why is it so difficult for otherwise-intelligent people to understand Amendment One is about adding discrimination into NC’s constitution NOT “a vote on marriage equality”? Marriage equality is nowhere on this state’s radar, trust me.

    As HunterC said, this is about articulating a position the administration already holds (purportedly) — that he approves of civil union, which this amendment bans, and his administration has come out against discriminatory amendments. Thus he is not staking out a “new” position, just specifically appealing to North Carolinians to dump this crap amendment.