North Carolina House Bill Would Redefine Marriage As Only Heterosexual

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780, claims that "the United States Supreme Court overstepped its constitutional bounds", both in its ruling against North Carolina's Amendment 1 in 2012 and with the Obergefell v. Hodges decision of 2015. The target this time is same-sex marriage. In the months after the ruling, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore ordered state judges there not to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

"Marriages, whether created by common law, contracted, or performed outside of North Carolina, between individuals of the same gender are not valid in North Carolina", the bill reads.

If anything, the bill is a symbolic move in a state that's been a hotbed of political debate over its so-called "bathroom bill," which advocates said violated LGBTQ rights.

A yard sign urging against the constitutional amendment that prohibited same-sex marriage. He mentioned a 2011 bill that called for North Carolina to issue its own legal currency backed by silver and gold.

The "Uphold Historical Marriage Act" has been nearly universally panned, with the Charlotte Observer rightly noting that the mere introduction of the bill has offered an easy opportunity for the nation to "once again" start "mocking North Carolina".

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The bill says the legislature has "the final authority" on UNC system schools' membership status in athletic conferences. The Charlotte Observer described national backlash, with publications all over the country ridiculing the bill, its sponsors, and what all of it means for the reputation of the state of North Carolina.

That ruling voided Article 14, Section 6 of North Carolina's state constitution, which said the state would recognize marriages or civil unions only if they are between a man and a woman.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Some lawmakers want to make North Carolina's public colleges leave their athletic conferences if those leagues boycott the state.

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