It’s only been two weeks since North Carolina “repealed” its extremely controversial HB2 “bathroom bill” — but the Tar Heel state is making headlines once again as Republican lawmakers have now introduced House Bill 780 which seeks to invalidate same-sex marriages.
The “Uphold Historical Marriage Act” reads:
“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.”
Excuse us, WHAT?
Thankfully, North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore released a statement on Wednesday saying lawmakers in Washington would NOT hear the bill as it is a direct aim at the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage from two years ago.
According to the Washington Post, Moore said:
“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.”
Like NC’s new governor Roy Cooper (D) said on Twitter:
You better shape up, Republicans.