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N.C. governor releases video against anti-gay amendment

North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue is speaking out in urging voters to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment on next month’s ballot that makes clear gay marriage and civil unions aren't recognized by the state of North Carolina.

Perdue’s office released a video on YouTube in which the Democrat said the amendment could harm families and businesses in the state if it’s approved May 8. She argued it’s wrong to write discrimination into the constitution, no matter someone's religious or personal beliefs about same-sex relationships.

The governor announced her opposition to the amendment in October, a month after the North Carolina Legislature agreed to put it on the ballot. A governor can’t veto proposed amendments.

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