Asked for comment on the news that Gov. Bev Perdue and key Democrats pushed for a ballot date change that could boost the same-sex marriage ban, Equality NC Interim Director Alex Miller didn't mince words.
"LGBT voters, along with the hundreds of thousands of straight North Carolinians who rely on the legal protections afforded to them by civil unions and domestic partnerships, were absolutely thrown under the bus, along with domestic violence victims, public employees and all those who believe in equal rights for all our citizens," Miller said.
"Any legislator, regardless of party, who supported this amendment only when it was clear the referendum date would not jeopardize their own political careers is guilty of the worst kind of political cowardice and representative malpractice."
"Our primary objective after defeating the amendment on the primary ballot will be to work toward the electoral defeat of every legislator who supported this harmful, discriminatory amendment, regardless of the party they purport to represent."