UNC-G provost criticized for forwarding anti-marriage amendment email

As Sam Hieb points out at the Greensboro blog, UNC-Greensboro Provost David Perrin is facing criticism after he forwarded an anti-marriage amendment email using his state email account. WGHP-TV has a report:

Vote FOR Marriage NC, a pro-amendment group, has issued a press release demanding an apology from Perrin “along with taxpayer reimbursement for his use of state resources to campaign against the Marriage Protection Amendment on the May ballot”:

“This is an outrageous use of taxpayer resources in violation of university policy and state law,” said Tami Fitzgerald, Chair of the Vote FOR Marriage NC campaign, which supports the marriage amendment on next week’s ballot. “We’re pleased that the university has launched an investigation. Meanwhile, Provost Perrin should immediately issue a public apology and write a check to taxpayers for his misuse of state resources to campaign against the marriage protection amendment. If he fails to do so, then we call on university trustees to remove him from his position.”

David N. Bass

Communications Director and Grants Officer for the John William Pope Foundation. Views expressed are his own.

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