Video: Gov. Bev Perdue Claims Marriage Amendment Might Invalidate Domestic Violence Laws

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On Thursday, North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue warned that Amendment One, which defines marriage as between one man and one woman, might remove laws against domestic violence for unmarried women, who are in relationships (video below).

Gov. Perdue said: “It would ban the state from recognizing civil unions, strip away domestic partner benefits and it actually could eliminate legal protections for all unmarried couples in the state. This will harm the stability and security of North Carolina families like never before."

"The amendment I believe is dangerous for women. There is a real risk that some laws we have on the books now to protect the victims of domestic violence may no longer apply to many women in the state.”


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