Perdue: ‘We look like Mississippi’ after gay marriage vote
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue says passage of a constitutional amendment defining marriage as solely between a man and a woman makes the state “look like Mississippi.”
Perdue was in Greenville on Friday to tout her proposed state budget for 2012-2013.
Responding to a question from a reporter from WITN-TV in Washington, Perdue said people around the country are watching the state and are confused. She said North Carolina was a progressive and a forward thinking state that stood up for civil rights.
The governor said people now are asking what’s going on with North Carolina and added, “We look like Mississippi.”
On Tuesday, North Carolina became the 30th state to pass a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. The amendment passed with nearly 61 percent of voters supporting it.
Exactly what does Mississippi look like Governor Perdue? Are you calling implying Mississippi is somehow racist and homophobic and NC citizens are too? Enlighten, us, oh suspender of elections who likes to tell media to ‘get over it‘ when pressed on a scandal rocking your party?
Wow. Amazing what comes out of Democrats mouths when they are no longer concerned with running for re-election, isn’t it?
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