North Carolina bill rejects Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage

North Carolina bill rejects Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage

The sponsors argue in the bill language that it's "clear that laws concerning marriage are for each state to establish and maintain severally and independently".

"This bill is wrong", tweeted Governor Roy Cooper. Kennedy wrote in his 2015 opinion that the justices concluded "there is no lawful basis for a State to refuse to recognize a lawful same-sex marriage performed in another State on the ground of its same-sex character". As the bill states, marriage is not a federal matter.

Over 60 percent of voters approved the amendment in the spring of 2012.

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"If this bill were to become law it would be declared unconstitutional", Campbell University law professor Greg Wallace told WNCN.

A bill introduced Tuesday claims that the nation's highest court overstepped its authority with its 2015 gay-marriage ruling.

House Bill 780, which was proposed by four North Carolina House Republicans, is titled the "Uphold Historical Marriage Act". At worst, it's the clearest sign yet that North Carolina lawmakers never meant to allow LGBT people to "live and let live".

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After that law was rolled back late last month, the ACC said it would again consider North Carolina sites to host events. 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. Even the Republican Speaker of the House, a key sponsor of HB2, said the new bill should be considered dead on arrival. "These extreme proposals would trample on the rights and wellbeing of all community members, spread fear and confusion, waste countless government resources, and do nothing to make North Carolina safer", said Sarah Gillooly, policy director for the ACLU of North Carolina. "We need more LGBT protections, not fewer", he wrote. The ACC now has stated that it will reconsider holding championships in North Carolina, given the partial repeal of the anti-LGBT House Bill 2, reports Yahoo News.

Currently, there are 26 states with "stand your ground" laws, including North Carolina.

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