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North Carolina Legislature Passes A Bill That Allows Denial Of Same-Sex Marriages Based On Religious Beliefs

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North Carolina has passed a very disturbing bill that can affect same-sex marriage in the state.

Talk about taking taking two steps forward and 500 steps back.

North Carolina legislature has just passed a bill that allows officials to deny same-sex couples a marriage ceremony or even a marriage license if it interferes with their religious beliefs.

The bill now lands on Governor Pat McCrory's desk, where he will have 10 days to decide whether to veto it or pass it. If he does not come to a decision by then the bill will become law.

This would essentially allow court officials to opt out of performing a marriage ceremony for religious reasons.

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This bill has been floating around ever since same-sex marriage was legalized in the state last October, but Governor McCrory has shot down it down in the past.

It seems that some conservatives are convinced that this is some sort of compromise and that they're REALLY protecting the officials who don't want to 'forced' to challenge their own beliefs.

It's unclear if the Governor is currently leaning in one direction or the other, but let's just say we hope he comes to his senses and shoots this thing down AGAIN!

[Image via AP Images.]

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Clay Aiken Calls The Woman Who Beat Him Out For Congress A B*tch!

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Permanent runner-up Clay Aiken isn't taking the back seat any longer!

That's because the American Idol-turned-politician is lashing out at the woman who beat him for that North Carolina Congress seat.

While interviewing with Howard Stern on Monday, the Celebrity Apprentice contestant referred to his opponent Rep. Renee Elmers as a b*tch, saying:

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Man Found ALIVE After 66 Days At Sea Off The Coast Of North Carolina!

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This is truly a miracle!

Louis Jordan went missing in January off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, after his boat, Angel, capsized 200 miles out to sea! He was going "into the open water" for some fishing.

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The 37-year-old survived for sixty six days on top of the boat, eating only raw fish and drinking rainwater. Amazingly, he only sustained a broken collarbone and dehydration, but walked to the hospital without any help, after a German cargo ship picked him up on Thursday afternoon.

That's only part of the story though. Ch-ch-check out the rest (below)!

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Late North Carolina Basketball Coach Dean Smith Leaves Money In His Will For EVERY Letterman Who Ever Played For Him!

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Dean Smith left a special gift behind for his basketball players!

This February, the sports world lost a true legend when iconic North Carolina Tar Heels basketball coach Dean Smith passed away at 83 years old.

However, his former players are learning today that the bond they shared with their coach is still alive and well.

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Before he died, Coach Smith wanted to make sure his players (specifically his lettermen players) knew how much they meant to him, so he made sure to leave them a little present in his will!

So what exactly did he leave them? Well, Dean made sure a letter was sent to 180 of his former players containing a check for $200 and a note to "enjoy a dinner out"!

Awwwww! How sweet is that!!

Former UNC player Jim Dempsey posted a picture of the letter he and many others received this morning, and we're sure more than a few players were fighting back some waterworks when this came in the mail!

See the whole note (below)!

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Heartbreaking: Transgender Teen Who Made History By Becoming High School's Homecoming King Dies In Reported Suicide

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This is so sad.

Blake Brockington made history last year when he became the first transgender homecoming king at his high school in Charlotte, North Carolina, but Blake has apparently, and tragically, committed suicide this past Monday.

The 18 year old was viewed as an important leader in the LGBT community and the teen had made more than a few inspirational quotes throughout his short lifetime.

Here's what he said at the time when he won the homecoming crown:

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This Roller Coaster Goes So Fast That It Literally Can't Have Loops Or Corkscrews Because The G-Force Would Be Too Much For You To Handle…

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So scary!!!

We've been living our lives thinking that Roller Coasters were the most thrilling options available at any given amusement park…

But we were wrong.

That's because there's apparently another type of ride called a Giga Coaster that is pretty much your classic coaster, just taller, faster, and much more intimidating.

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North Carolina Thieves On The Run With MILLIONS After Biggest Gold Robbery In The State's History!

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Wait a minute, thieves actually try these last big scores in real life? And pull them off??

Apparently some criminals in North Carolina saw too many heist movies because they committed one of the biggest thefts the state has ever seen.

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After an armored car had to pull over on the I-95 due to mechanical problems on Sunday, three armed men drove up in a white van, tied up the security guards, and took all the gold.

In total the robbers got away with an estimated

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