One prominent North Carolina politician has been making her opposition to Amendment One, the proposal that passed this week to end recognition of all civil unions in the state beyond an already-existing ban on gay marriage, known. Democratic Governor Beverly Perdue remarked that the vote was disappointing coming from a “progressive forward thinking economically driven state” and added that by having a population that overwhelmingly supports such measures, “we look like Mississippi.”
Perdue made her comments while speaking to WITN, an NBC affiliate in North Carolina.
“People around the country are watching us, and they’re really confused to have been such a progressive forward thinking economically driven state that invested in education and that stood up for the civil rights people including the civil rights marches back in the 50s and 60s and 70s,” said Perdue. “People are saying what in the world is going on with North Carolina, we look like Mississippi.”
Naturally, the governor of Mississippi has not taken to these remarks kindly. Republican Phil Bryant called Perdue’s comments “disappointing” and called on her to apologize for disparaging Mississippi.
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