Some in GOP Still Fighting Gay Marriage

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Some in GOP Still Fighting Gay Marriage

This is quite possibly the most frivolous bill I have ever seen filed by a Republican…

House Bill 780 is titled “Uphold Historical Marriage Act,” and is sponsored by some of the House’s most conservative legislators. They frequently file bills that don’t get a hearing because House GOP leaders don’t support the proposals. 

The bill says that the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage across the country “is null and void in the State of North Carolina.” The sponsors argue in the bill language that it’s “clear that laws concerning marriage are for each state to establish and maintain severally and independently.

The bill goes on to quote the bible arguing that the SCOTUS ruling “exceeds the authority of the court relative to the decree of Almighty God…”  Ummmm, ok.  I understand that many Christians and Republicans out there are still upset about the 2013 SCOTUS ruling but this makes no sense. First, arguing that God’s word can Trump any court made by man would literally make every law we have invalid.  Then there would be the problem of deciding whose interpretation of God would be allowed to translate what exactly God’s word is.  Let’s hope the Muslims don’t win that contest.

Second, if you are legitimately trying to repeal gay marriage this needs to be done on the federal level.  Trying this on the state level is futile and I would bet these legislators know this.  They are doing this to make a statement and aren’t really interested in changing the law.  We have more important things to worry about in the long session than helping a handful of legislators lock up their reelection campaigns.

Speaking of the bible, “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”  Be a man…


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