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Clay Aiken Speaks Out on North Carolina's Amendment One
Former "American Idol" finalist and current "Celebrity Apprentice" star Clay Aiken came out as gay in 2008 following the birth of his son, Parker Foster Aiken, conceived via in vitro fertilization with a friend. He has now made a rare foray into politics this spring by filming a video opposing Amendment One, a measure on North Carolina’s May 8 ballot that would outlaw gay marriage and domestic partnerships by defining marriage as between a man and a woman. In the video, filmed near his Raleigh home at the behest of the anti-amendment group Coalition to Protect All N.C. Families, Aiken says the amendment might hurt children by taking health insurance away from children whose parents are in domestic partnerships.