North Carolina bill seeks to ban gay marriage

North Carolina bill seeks to ban gay marriage

North Carolina bill seeks to ban gay marriage

As local CBS affiliate WNCN reported Tuesday, three Republican men introduced a bill that aims to declare all same-sex marriages in the Tar Heel State null and void.

House Bill 780 is being called the "Uphold Historical Marriage Act" and, if passed, would cause the state to defy the U.S. Constitution and Supreme Court in favor of restoring the laws on marriage to their former, exclusionary, form.

Representatives Larry Pittman (R-Cabarrus) and Carl Ford (R-Rowan) have joined Rep. Michael Speciale (R-New Bern) in filing H.B. The target this time is same-sex marriage. "In 2015, the court ruled to "[require] a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-State." H.B.

The bill would order state government to return to the constitutional amendment known as Amendment One, which was approved in a 2012 voter referendum. Upholding the United States and NC Constitutions means demanding that laws and court rulings do not contradict the very Constitutions we are obligated to uphold. Officials in Charlotte, the state's biggest city, estimated almost $100 million was lost when the National Basketball Association moved its 2017 All-Star Game to New Orleans.

"This bill is wrong", Cooper wrote.

The sponsors of the bill feel the Supreme Court overstepped its constitutional authority in 2015 when it ruled bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.

Trump tells newspaper Obama aide might have broken the law
Ben Rhodes dismissed the controversy swirling around Rice over the "unmasking" of Trump officials in intelligence reports. On Wednesday, she said of Trump's comments, "I'm not going to dignify the president's ludicrous charge with a comment".

US Rep. Maxine Waters: Bill O'Reilly 'needs to go to jail'
In 2011, Fox News terminated its contract with Glenn Beck after 200 companies pulled their advertisements. The problem of workplace sexual harassment certainly isn't unique to O'Reilly or Fox News.

As Model 3 excitement builds, Tesla hits an incredible milestone
They also stated that Tesla will begin Model 3 deliveries this year and not in the middle of next year as previously assumed. Others ahead of Tesla are No. 1 Toyota at $172 billion market cap followed by Daimler Chrysler, Volkswagen and BMW.

Sarah Gillooly, policy director for the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina, told WRAL that the bill is a "half-baked" legal theory.

Governor Roy Cooper tweeted Wednesday saying "We need more LGBT protections, not fewer".

"This is a payback bill from people who supported House Bill 2", said Rep. Graig Meyer, D.

The state has suffered severe backlash and boycotts because of the law.

Last September, the ACC announced that it was relocating any championship events that were scheduled to take place in North Carolina in the 2016-17 season.

Related news