An online petition to move the Democratic National Convention out of Charlotte likely won’t have an impact.
The group Gay Marriage USA started the online petition after voters passed Amendment One on Tuesday.
The petition gained more than 20,000 supporters.
But on Thursday, the chairman of the DNC said it will stay in Charlotte.
“North Carolina is an important state. We are going to work to win the hearts, minds and votes of the voters there. We are going to go ahead with the convention in September,” said Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
The DNC will be in Charlotte Sept. 3 through Sept. 7.