North Carolina Speaker: Don’t Blame Me For Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment

At a town hall Monday night, North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) attempted to avoid taking responsibility for advancing the proposed constitutional amendment banning recognition of same-sex unions. He claimed he was pressured by the other representatives, saying, “I have a personal difficulty with [that] constitutional amendment because I don’t believe government should be telling us what to do, but…marriage is not a constitutional right.” Perhaps Tillis regrets fast-tracking the amendment, despite promoting the measure this summer as he condemned gay families for being less “stable and nurturing” than straight families.