North Carolina GOP introduces bill to allow anti-LGBT religious discrimination

By John Mack Freeman

North Carolina now has marriage equality, but the GOP of that state is not going quietly into that good night. Phil Berger, the North Carolina Senate President, is introducing a bill that would allow magistrates in North Carolina to refuse to marry same sex couples due to the religious objections of the official. Two magistrates in North Carolina have already resigned their posts rather than perform a same sex marriage.

The law would be pretty blatantly unconstitutional, and the ACLU and other queer rights organizations are already threatening to sue to have it overturned when and if it becomes a law.


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