On the day voters go to the polls to cast ballots on the constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and civil unions, Gov. Bev Perdue acknowledged she opposes gay marriage.
Pressed by MSNBC's Chuck Todd, Perdue danced around the issue but eventually said he supported the state law banning gay marriage. At the same time, she said she voted against the amendment. Todd suggested her position is walking a thin line, much like President Barack Obama, who faced a day of questions Monday about his position on the issue after Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday he supports gay marriage.
Perdue initially ducked the question and tried to emphasize the civil rights implications. (In her intro, she called it a "Rosa Parks moment in North Carolina.")
Watch at 3:06 for the gay marriage question. And then at 4:30 as Perdue is pressed on the line she and the president are trying to walk. Perdue's position is not new to North Carolina readers -- but certainly put her on the spot nationally.