RALEIGH – The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina (ACLU-NC) today applauded the Raleigh City Council for passing a resolution opposing North Carolina’s proposed anti-LGBT constitutional amendment and called on other municipalities across the state to follow suit.

“We applaud the Raleigh City Council for taking a bold stand against a measure that would cause irreparable harm to thousands of families across North Carolina,” said Sarah Preston, Policy Director for the ACLU of North Carolina. “We urge all local municipalities to recognize that this amendment would take away security and protection from thousands of unmarried couples and their children, making it harder for countless North Carolinians to take care of the people they love. A policy that harmful is not something our state’s local governments should support. We call on all North Carolina municipalities to defend the best interests of their residents by publicly opposing this discriminatory amendment.”

Earlier this year, the cities of Durham and Chapel Hill passed their own resolutions against the amendment.