My fellow citizens.
As a person who believes deeply in personal accountability, I am writing today with a heavy heart. I was wrong when I supported Amendment One. I was wrong when I used the politics of hate to bolster my own political aspirations. Our amendment to enshrine discrimination in the North Carolina Constitution was political gamesmanship at its worst. We rammed the amendment through in a low-turn out primary, counting on the fact that most North Carolina citizens wouldn't even bother to vote. I was a ringleader in that charade, and for that, I apologize.
My commitment to personal accountability demands that I take whatever actions I can to set things right. That's why I'm calling on the General Assembly to put the question to voters again. I will work tirelessly to ensure that our hateful, discriminatory actions are reversed. Please join me in this important work. We cannot prosper in a society where any one group of people is denied basic human rights.
God bless each and every one of you. And god bless North Carolina.
Deputy Assistant Governor
cc: Governor Pope