EXTRA! Read All About It! NCGA Voids Same Sex Marriages!

At least, that is what they propose to do via HB 780. This bill, sponsored by Representatives Speciale, Pittman & Ford, flatly states that our NC General Assembly can declare any SCOTUS decision to be null and void within our borders. With that premise, they resurrect 2012's 'Amendment 1' and proceed to declare same sex marriages, performed in our state or anywhere else, null and void.

What will they void next?
Certainly, Roe v. Wade.
Most probably, Brown v. Board of Education.
Dred Scott.
Miranda.
Hey! Maybe they can invalidate Bush v. Gore!

Uphold Historical Marriage Act.
Representatives Pittman, Speciale, and Ford (Primary Sponsors).
(Public)
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
AN ACT TO AFFIRM THAT SECTION 6 OF ARTICLE XIV OF THE NORTH CAROLINA
CONSTITUTION IS THE LAW OF THE STATE.
Whereas, the 10th Amendment of the United States Constitution states that "The
powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people"; and
Whereas, the enumerated powers of the federal government, as outlined in the United States Constitution, do not include the authority or power to establish laws concerning marriage; and

Whereas, it is, therefore, clear that laws concerning marriage are for each state to establish and maintain severally and independently; and

Whereas, the People of the State of North Carolina approved the Marriage Amendment of 2012, which is now included as Section 6 of Article XIV of the North Carolina Constitution, with a 61% affirmative vote; and

Whereas, 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; and

Whereas, 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; Now, therefore,

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1. G.S. 51-1.2 reads as rewritten:
"§ 51-1.2. Marriages between persons of the same gender not valid.

(a) The General Assembly of the State of North Carolina declares that the Obergefell v. Hodges decision of the United States Supreme Court of 2015 is null and void in the State of North Carolina, and that the State of North Carolina shall henceforth uphold and enforce Section 6 of Article XIV of the North Carolina Constitution, the opinion and objection of the United States Supreme Court notwithstanding.

(b) 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."

SECTION 2. This act is effective when it becomes law.

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The NCGA is full of

lots of people who are full of shit. Too bad there's not a law against frivolous legislation.

Pittman replies to ?? by bashing Abe Lincoln.

Rep Pittman has responded to some questions posted on his Facebook page with a wonderful quote.

A commenter reminded Pittman that the Supreme Court ruling settled the law on gay marriage and that the lawmaker should “get over it.”

Pittman’s response: “And if Hitler had won, should the world just get over it? Lincoln was the same sort (of) tyrant, and personally responsible for the deaths of over 800,000 Americans in a war that was unnecessary and unconstitutional.”

Another commenter asked Pittman to explain why he believes the Civil War, which resulted in the end of slavery, was “unnecessary.” He did not respond to the question on the Facebook page.

What a waste of tax dollars

What a waste of tax dollars, spent on hate, spent on something already ruled unconstitutional, and used to damage our state's reputation even more after everything we just went through with HB2. The timing, message, and effects of this bill couldn't be worse if they tried. Luckily it won't get far.