Tuedsay, four North Carolina House Republicans filed a bill titled, “Uphold Historical Marriage Act”, that would restore the state’s ban on sam-sex marriage, but would also defy the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling. However, the is bill is effectively dead, according to House Speaker Tim Moore.
The bill quotes the Christian Bible and says the 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.”
The bill was not even discussed by the House, deeming it dead almost immediately. Moore said that he would not allow the bill to move forward, stating, “There are strong constitutional concerns with this legislation given that the U.S. Supreme Court has firmly ruled on the issue, therefore House Bill 780 will be referred to the House Rules Committee and will not be heard.”
It would have ordered state government to return to the constitutional amendment known as Amendment One, which was approved in a 2012 voter referendum. It also says that same-sex marriages performed in other states wouldn’t be recognized in North Carolina.
Do you think the bill should have at least been considered or is are you happy with the outcome?