The White House Denounces North Carolina’s Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment

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After North Carolina’s Senate approved a ballot initiative that could, if approved by voters, constitutionally ban same-sex marriage even the White House is denouncing the legislature’s decision. From the Washington Blade:

“The President has long believed that gay and lesbian couples deserve the same rights and legal protections as straight couples,” [Shin] Inouye said. “That’s why he has called for repeal of the so-called ‘Defense of Marriage Act’ and determined that his Administration would no longer defend the constitutionality of DOMA in the courts. He has also said that the states should determine for themselves how best to uphold the rights of their own citizens. Inouye continued, “While the President does not weigh in on every single action taken by legislative bodies in our country, the record is clear that the President has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same sex couples. The President believes strongly in stopping laws designed to take rights away.”

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