The libertarians have come out against Amendment One, the May 8 ballot measure to enshrine in the state’s constitution the law forbidding same-sex marriage. N.C. Libertarian Party chairman J.J. Summerell has made a YouTube video in conjunction with Protect ALL N.C. Families.
Summerell says he’s opposed because the amendment would “hurt children” by affecting custody and visitation rights and that some would lose health insurance; that it harms families by affecting unmarried heterosexual couples and their children; and that it harms women because it takes away some domestic violence protections. All those points are disputed by the pro-amendment side.
Summerell says the proposed amendment is “fraught with far-reaching unintended consequences.”
Here's the video.