NC Chamber of Commerce Mum on Gay Marriage


The Charlotte Observer:

North Carolina Chamber of Commerce leaders aren't saying much about if or how a possible legislative push to ban same-sex marriage would affect the state's business climate.

House GOP leaders want to consider a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage when lawmakers return to session Sept. 12. A proposed constitutional amendment must be decided by voters. To get on next year's ballot, as GOP leaders want, a proposed amendment would need three-fifths majorities of the House and Senate.

... "We haven't heard a lot from our members on this issue - this isn't one of their big concerns," said Erica Baldwin, director of marketing for the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce. "We focused on jobs and jobs creation this session, things to make our state more competitive."