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   Bev Perdue, North Carolina Governor, On Amendment 1 Passage: 'We Look Like Mississippi'
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Last EditedPatrick  Jun 28, 2012 05:42pm
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AuthorNick Wing
MediaWebsite - Huffington Post
News DateFriday, May 11, 2012 11:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionNorth Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue (D) said Friday that she was embarrassed by voters' passage of an anti-gay marriage amendment to the state's constitution earlier this week, primarily because it made the state "look like Mississippi."

"People around the country are watching us, and they're really confused to have been such a progressive, forward-thinking, economically driven state that invested in education and that stood up for the civil rights people including the civil rights marches back in the '50s and '60s and '70s," she told North Carolina's WITN. "Folks are saying 'What in the world is going on with North Carolina?' We look like Mississippi."
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