Former President Bill Clinton has taped a robocall that will be going out to North Carolina voters soon through election day on Tuesday, asking them to vote against Amendment One (which would make marriage the only legal domestic union in the state).
Here's the transcript:
Hello, this is President Bill Clinton. I’m calling to urge you to vote against Amendment One on Tuesday May 8. If it passes, it won’t change North Carolina’s law on marriage. What it will change is North Carolina’s ability to keep good businesses, attract new jobs, and attract and keep talented entrepreneurs. If it passes, your ability to keep those businesses, get those jobs, and get those talented entrepreneurs will be weakened. And losing even one job to Amendment One is too big of a risk. Its passage will also take away health insurance from children and could even take away domestic violence protections from women. So the real effect of the law is not to keep the traditional definition of marriage – you’ve already done that. The real effect of the law will be to hurt families and drive away jobs. North Carolina can do better. Again, this is Bill Clinton asking you to please vote against Amendment One. Thanks.”Just a few days ago Chelsea Clinton also spoke out against the amendment as well.
You may ask why I am joining with you to defeat an amendment that would not harm my family as Marc and I are married under a traditional definition. Well, the answer is simple. When a measure as unfair, poorly worded, and harmful as Amendment One is offered up on a ballot, none of us can afford to be silent.You can listen to the audio at Prop 8 Trial Tracker, where Scottie Thomaston was first out with the news, or thanks to Scott Wooledge, who provided the embed code, you can listen to it below.
Scottie Thomaston @indiemcemopantsAudio:
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2:05 PM PT: And now a Youtube version has popped up. Just has sound and the picture shown, no action.