Republican Lawmakers in the state of North Carolina are proposing a bill to evidently ban same-sex marriage, again.
The bill states that the U.S Supreme Court, “overstepped it’s constitutional boundaries,” in its 2015 ruling in the Obergefell vs Hodges case which resulted in the legalization of same sex-marriages. Moreover, in North Carolina’s state constitution, ‘Amendment One,’ it prohibits the state from executing marriage for same-sex couples. And with the many years of campaigning to only get set back by such dumbfounding news is very upsetting to many.
Governor Roy Cooper conveyed in a tweet yesterday that North Carolina should rebuke the decision of the proposed bill. He wrote, “The bill is wrong. We need more LGBT protections, not fewer.”
This bill is wrong. We need more LGBT protections, not fewer. – RC https://t.co/o5niNU9Ly7
— Governor Roy Cooper (@NC_Governor) April 11, 2017
Within the proposed bill it also quotes the Bible, “a man shall leave his father and his mother and is united to his wife, and they shall become one flesh (Genesis 2:24, ESV),” condemning the highest court’s decision for same-sex marriage.
“Republicans in the General Assembly seem to have a special talent for embarrassing themselves and our state,” The North Carolina Democratic Party argued. “Instead of wasting their time on hateful, discriminatory and clearly unconstitutional legislation, they should be working with Governor Cooper to improve our schools and cut taxes for the middle class.”
This is true. With all the more pertinent concerns our country faces day by day, and on the state level – no less, why is North Carolina’s main focus the topic of ‘same-sex marriage’? It seems more like a form of deflection from more important governmental interests as stated by the NC Democratic Party. The betterment of schools and creating more economical resources for the middle class should be the number one conversation; and while North Carolina is definitely not the only state to put the middle class and their educational systems to the back-burner, it certainly gives us a reason to start a discussion.
If the bill passes, it will be considered unconstitutional because it will void the Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage. But you know when folks don’t have anything more urgent to do, they will find a way to make the insignificant happen.