Currituck GOP calls Basnight soft on gay marriage

By: - August 29, 2005 5:00 am

Daily Advance

Unsatisfied with the record of State Senate President Pro Tem Marc Basnight, D-Dare, on social issues, Currituck County’s Republican Party leaders are calling for the senate leader to support placement of an anti-gay marriage amendment on the state’s constitution.

In a letter sent earlier this month, Currituck County’s Republican Party Chairman Jim Edsall rebuked Basnight for opposing an anti-gay marriage amendment.

Basnight spokeswoman Amy Fulk said the senator does not support the constitutional amendment because a 1996 state law specifically denies recognition of marriage between same-sex couples. Neither, she said, does he support gay marriage.

"Sen. Basnight’s position is that we have strong laws," Fulk said. (more…)

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