North Carolina's governor, Beverly Perdue, today told a local television station that Tuesday's passage of Amendment One was bad for the state.
"People around the country are watching us, and they're really confused, to have been such a progressive, forward-thinking, economically driven state that invested in education and that stood up for the civil rights of people including the civil rights marches back in the 50's and 60's and 70's. Folks are saying what in the world is going on with North Carolina, we look like Mississippi."
To which Mississippi replied, "Those are fighting words. North Carolina can only dream of being as backward as we are."