Leading NC conservative opposes marriage amendment

John Hood, the president of the conservative John Locke Foundation, has weighed in against the constitutional amendment banning same sex marriages. …

Here’s an excerpt from the News Observer article:

“I think amending North Carolina’s constitution to forbid gay and lesbian couples from receiving any future legal recognition, including civil unions, is unwise and unfair,” Hood writes. …

The Locke Foundation is a Raleigh-based think tank started by Raleigh businessman Art Pope. It has long had small-government, libertarian leanings.

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