Thursday, June 11, 2015

North Carolina now has a license to discriminate law

The Raleigh, NC skyline
Thursday, the North Carolina House voted to override the governor's veto of a measure allowing some court officials to refuse to perform gay marriage responsibilities because of their religious beliefs. Last week the Senate had voted to do the same.

According to the AP, the law means some register of deeds workers who assemble licenses and magistrates to solemnize civil marriages can decide to stop performing all marriages if they hold a “sincerely held religious objection.”

Apparently these same officials – these same public servants – have no problem officiating the marriages of people with numerous divorces behind them. It's likely that in North Carolina some of these officials have problems with interracial, interfaith, Muslim, Jewish and numerous other marriages.

This is a disgrace.

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