On Friday, North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue issued a late-afternoon statement opposing the anti-LGBT constitutional amendment. Some have praised the governor’s words. Others have found it a bit lacking. “If that support got any more tepid, it’d freeze,” read one comment posted on qnotes‘ Facebook page.

Seems the folks at The Charlotte Observer got similar impressions. From their editorial board:

Gov. Bev Perdue finally answered a question this editorial board posed to her last month: How would she vote on a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage that N.C. lawmakers imprudently put on the state ballot for May 2012?

In a press release late last Friday afternoon, Perdue said she’d vote against the amendment. No, not because she supports gay marriage but because “I cannot in good conscience look an unemployed man or woman in the eye and tell them that this amendment is more important than finding them a job.”

[…] the governor missed a chance to stand up against the amendment for a bigger reason: The amendment is discriminatory. Her johnny-come-lately assertion came across as spineless and political.

Read the entire editorial at charlotteobserver.com…

Matt Comer

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.