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NC Governor Bev Purdue On Amendment One: 'We Look Like Mississippi'

NC Governor Bev Purdue on Amendment One:'We Look Like Mississippi'
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This kind of remark likely won't be popular with the residents of either state but I suppose when you're not running for re-election you're allowed to call something for what it truly is. With the passage of Amendment One last week North Carolina becomes just another backwards state.

Greenville, NC (WITN) -- North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue says Tuesday's passage of Amendment One makes the state look like Mississippi. Perdue made the remarks in response to a question from WITN's Brittany Gunter while in Greenville Friday morning.

On Tuesday, 61% of the state's voters approved the constitutional amendment which bans same sex marriages. State law already prohibits gay marriages.

The governor, a Democrat who said leading up to the vote that she was against the amendment, told WITN that the result is wrong for the state.

"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."

Perdue, who lives in New Bern, decided earlier this year not to seek a second term.

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