North Carolina’s Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Would Consider Enacting Civil Unions

Today is the first day of early voting in the North Carolina primary, giving voters their first opportunity to weigh in on Amendment 1, a measure which would ban same-sex marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships. The three Democratic candidates for governor — Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton, former U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge and state Rep. Bill Faison — reiterated their opposition to the proposal during a debate last night, describing it as an “offensive” issue that distracts from more pressing economic concerns. All three also said they would consider supporting civil unions for gay and lesbian couples. Watch it: