New House bill aims to make gay marriage illegal in North Carolina

Three North Carolina legislators have proposed a House bill called “Uphold Historical Marriage Act,” which would reverse the legalization of gay marriage in North Carolina and defy the Supreme Court’s ruling made in 2015.

The bill cites the 2012 vote known as Amendment One, or the Marriage Amendment, where North Carolinians voted in favor of traditional marriage by 61%. The bill claims the Supreme Court’s ruling is an overreach of the court.

The bill also quotes biblical scripture: “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)

HB 780 is sponsored by Reps. Larry Pittman of Concord, Michael Speciale of New Bern and Carl Ford of Cabarrus-Rowan county.

You can view text of the bill by clicking here.