Protect ALL NC Families, the leading organization in the campaign against Amendment One, is out with a brief video starring Clay Aiken, probably North Carolina’s most famous openly gay citizen. (Am I overlooking somebody?)

Aiken, who had my vote for “American Idol” when he was up against Ruben Studdard nine years ago (or he would’ve had my vote if AT&T had installed more phone lines around here), says he loves the state and harbored an ambition to be governor.

He doesn’t love discrimination, and says the anti-gay Amendment One, which seeks to ban not just gay marriages but civil unions and other marriage-like contractual arrangements, could have seriously bad if unintended consequences. Like costing some kids their health insurance —