President Obama's campaign is now on the record against North Carolina's hateful Amendment One, which would define marriage as "between one man and one woman" and ban recognition of same-sex marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships, reports the News Observer.
[The Obama] campaign issued a statement saying the amendment was discriminatory. "While the president does not weigh in on every single ballot measure in every state, the record is clear that the President has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same sex couples," said Cameron French, his North Carolina campaign spokesman.
"That’s what the North Carolina ballot initiative would do – it would single out and discriminate against committed gay and lesbian couples – and that’s why the President does not support it."
North Carolina is the only state in the Southeast without a constitutional ban on equal marriage. North Carolina was a swing state in the 2008, narrowly won by Barack Obama and Charlotte will host the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
Amendment One will appear on the ballot on May 8. More information HERE.