The wife of a sponsor of North Carolina’s Amendment One, a proposed change to the state’s constitution that would ensure legal recognition only for marriage between a man and a woman, reportedly offered an eyebrow-raising explanation for her husband’s support of the measure.
Jodie Brunstetter, the wife of state Sen. Peter Brunstetter (R), has found herself embroiled in controversy after suggesting that her husband’s role in writing the bill — which passed the Republican-controlled general assembly last fall — was racially motivated.
According to the alternative Yes! Weekly, which picked up the remarks from freelance journalist and activist Chad Nance, Jodie Brunstetter told a poll worker in Winston-Salem, N.C. Monday that the reason her husband “wrote Amendment 1 was because the Caucasian race is diminishing and we need to uh, reproduce.”
Nance had been volunteering for a group opposed to Amendment One while also serving as a campaign manager for Matt Newton, a U.S. House candidate in North Carolina’s 12th Congressional district. After a dispute with the candidate over his decision to make Jodie Brunstetter’s remarks public, Nance resigned from Newton’s campaign.
So yeah, Amendment 1 in North Carolina? There's a reason it was written and worded so terribly vague and so awfully broad. There's a reason that in a state where laws already exist to outlaw gay marriage that an amendment to the state constitution is apparently necessary. And there's a reason why I think supporters of stupid, bigoted, divisive nonsense like this are stupid, divisive bigots. Sick and tired of hearing this stuff would be happening with a white President and that Barack Obama's race has nothing to do with the Tea Party's complete hatestorm. Not at this level. Not with people openly admitting this garbage.
Anyhow, this is just asinine, ignorant, and silly. If I wasn't vehemently opposed to Amendment 1 before, it has now become my duty to see this thing die screaming.