Obama Administration Says "NO" To Amendment One
Charlotte, NC - A Northeast Charlotte woman named Elizabeth appeals, “Everyone should have the freedom to live their lives."
She laughs as she says, “I would like for everyone to be fair and equal."
The mother of two is against North Carolina's Amendment One which defines marriage in the state between a man and woman only, essentially banning same sex marriage.
Elizabeth says her children's aunts are a lesbian couple, “They're important to us and they live just as much of a dedicated life as any other married couple."
She says Amendment One isn't fair and President Obama agrees.
Friday his campaign said, "The President has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same sex couples."
North Carolina State Representative Craig Horn says, “We're a free and independent state we make our own decisions."
The president doesn't weigh in on most state ballot measures.
Horn says, in this case, the president should have followed that rule, “There's no reason to believe that this amendment is going to change the way we do business in North Carolina. It's the law already."
Many in the state agree...
Northwest Charlotte resident Michelle Fleming says, “God has put us on here for man and woman. We're here to reproduce and carry on our species, two men together, two woman together can't do that."
Fleming says it's a matter of faith and she will vote in support of Amendment One.
Elizabeth says it's a matter of who controls your life, “I don't think it's the state's right to tell you how to live. That's really just not fair."
Voters will decided Amendment One on the May 8th ballot.