By Laura Ferreiro
Musicians including Bob Mould, Superchunk, Stuart McLamb of The Love Language and comedian David Cross are joining forces to support the rights of gay couples. These artists and more are putting on a benefit concert on May 6 at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw, North Carolina to oppose the state’s Amendment One, also known as the “same sex marriage amendment.”
This amendment, proposed by the North Carolina Legislature, would ban legal recognition for all unmarried couples and strip protections and benefits from families across the state. It would put children of unmarried couples at risk of losing their health care benefits and add a state ban of same-sex marriage to the state constitution.
Merge Records is presenting the Concert to Defeat Amendment One, and asks for an $80 donation per ticket. All proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Coalition to Protect All North Carolina Families, a non-profit organization campaigning against the amendment.
“We are proud to be a member of a coalition of groups, individuals and families dedicated to defeating this amendment at the polls on May 8 and protecting North Carolina from the harms it represents,” Merge Records said in a statement.
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