Yesterday a new bill was filed by four North Carolina House Republicans that would basically overrule the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent same sex marriage decision.
The House Bill 780 states that “the United States Supreme Court overstepped its constitutional bounds when it struck down Section 6 of Article XIV of the North Carolina Constitution in its Obergefell v. Hodges decision of 2015.”
Republican Reps. Larry Pittman of Concord, Michael Speciale of New Bern and Carl Ford of China Grove argue that the U.S. Constitution’s states-rights amendment gives North Carolina the freedom to decide for itself what its marriage laws should be.
The bill goes on to say “the ruling of the United States Supreme Court not only exceeds the authority of the Court relative to the State of North Carolina and a vote of the People of the State on an issue pertaining solely to the State of North Carolina and the People of North Carolina but also 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“.
If the new law were to be passed, it would invalidate all same-sex marriages, and reinstate North Carolina’s ‘Amendment One’, approved in a 2012 voter referendum, which defines marriage as specifically between a man and a woman.
What do you think about House Bill 780?
Do you think same sex marriage should be allowed in North Carolina?