Same-sex couples of NC could be banned from marriage


HB2 was not enough – North Carolina lawmakers want to limit LGBT people in right even if it goes contrary the Supreme Court rulings. The bill, HB 780, would declared that the federal government does not have the legal power to regulate marriage. In fact, it means that only local government of NC would have a right to decide who to marry. It reads that the Obergefell v. Hodges ruling “exceeds the authority of the Court relative to the decree of Almighty God that ‘a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh’ (Genesis 2:24, ESV) and abrogates the clear meaning and understanding of marriage in all societies throughout prior history.” Republican Representative Larry Pittman, a Christian minister, has not publically commented on the bill. The second sponsor of the bill, Representative Michael Speciale initially denied that the bill would ban same-sex marriage. But he later said that legislators should “do something about it”, referring back to the 2012 same-sex marriage ban.“This bill is absurd, unconstitutional and further proof that some North Carolina legislators remain committed to discriminating against LGBT people and their families,” The state branch of the ACLU’s policy director Sarah Gillooly said in a statement. “North Carolina lawmakers cannot defy the U.S. Supreme Court based on their extreme personal views.”


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