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Bill to Ban Gay Marriage Introduced in North Carolina

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Rep. Larry Pittman, R-N.C. (AP Photo/Takaaki Iwabu)

By    |   Tuesday, 11 Apr 2017 07:22 PM

A bill to ban gay marriage has been introduced in North Carolina, a CBS-affiliate in the state reported.

The "Uphold Historical Marriage Act," introduced Tuesday by three Republican state representatives, said the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage overstepped its "constitutional bounds" and "is null and void in the state of North Carolina."

Reps. Larry Pittman, Michael Speciale and Carl Ford, the primary sponsors of House Bill 780, argue in the bill language it is "clear that laws concerning marriage are for each state to establish and maintain severally and independently."

The legislation 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."

Gov. Roy Cooper, D-N.C., blasted the bill Tuesday afternoon on Twitter. 

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