This editorial in The Appalachian might give Mr. Soucek pause (along with Mr. Jordan, lest we forget that he marched arm-in-arm with Soucek across the border into Bigotville).
You can read the entire thing at the link. But here are a couple of exerpts:
...This legislation is a bigoted attack on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, as well as an ill-conceived attempt to stop the tide of acceptance and tolerance of sexual diversity in this state and around the country. If certified into law, the amendment places North Carolina, again, on the wrong side of history....The Appalachian believes it is ... reprehensible that this measure be brought to vote during a primary election.Rather than “letting the people decide,” as many of the bill’s proponents tout as a fair way to get the amendment passed, The Appalachian believes that the lower turnout overall in primary elections, in particular the historically low turnout of young voters, is a ploy to skew the results.If “the people” were to decide, a vote would occur during a November general election in which a significantly higher percentage of voters come out to the polls.One of the central critiques of the bill is that it puts a minority rights issue before the voters....
The editorial goes on to blame Soucek explicitly as the co-sponsor of this travesty. Not since that other Republican politician, David Blust, declared that college students should not be allowed to vote in local elections has an elected official done as much to alienate this large voting bloc.