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On September 13th, the North Carolina Legislature proposed an amendment to the Constitution that would ban legal recognition for all unmarried couples, strip protections and benefits from families across our state, hurt our business climate and economic development and put our children in danger. We are a coalition of groups, individuals and families dedicated to defeating this amendment at the polls on May 8 and protecting North Carolina from the harms it represents. Join us.

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Speaker Thom Tillis and other conservatives are admitting that Amendment One support is crumbling.

At an appearance from N.C. State University this week, House Speaker Thom Tillis, a primary proponent of Amendment One, acknowledged that the next generation is largely opposed to the constitutional rewrite on the May 8, primary ballot, and that it would be repealed.

Publichsed memos from the National Organization for Marriage reveal the organization’s strategy to divide voters in their efforts to sway state-level ballot measures like Amendment One.

The fundraising effort, also known as a “MONEY bomb,” which launched on March 26 at a starting point of $950,000, raised the additional $150,000 from state and national donors, pushing the campaign to $1.1 million one day later on March 27.

This morning we announced our weeklong MONEY bomb. Only hours later, the campaign momentum is clear.

Some of the state’s most prominent voices have been added to those who will vote against on May 8.

Like many North Carolinians, Russell Robinson opposes Amendment One. But the long-time attorney has an added incentive for ensuring the state’s founding document lives up to its original intent of protecting all North Carolinians: it was his grandfather, North Carolina Supreme Court Justice William B. Rodman, who authored the 1868 North Carolina Constitution.

In a statement today to the Raleigh News & Observer, President Barack Obama formally opposed Amendment One, a constitutional amendment on the May 8, 2012, North Carolina primary ballot that would ban relationship recognitions and threaten protections for the state’s unmarried couples.

Nearly 80 percent of college-aged voters are opposed to Amendment One, and North Carolina college students have made their opposition clear by passing a wave of anti-amendment resolutions over the past several weeks. On March 22, the student senate of UNC-Charlotte became the latest campus to pass a resolution opposing the amendment.