ACLU Comment on Bill Seeking to Deny Same-Sex Couples Constitutional Right to Marriage
RALEIGH, N.C. — Three North Carolina legislators today introduced a bill that would instruct the state to defy the U.S. Supreme Court and no longer recognize marriage equality for LGBT couples.
The ACLU of North Carolina released the following statement:
“Marriage equality is the law of the land in North Carolina and the entire nation, no matter what half-baked legal theories anti-LGBT lawmakers try to put forward,” said ACLU-NC Policy Director Sarah Gillooly. “This bill is absurd, unconstitutional and further proof that some North Carolina legislators remain committed to discriminating against LGBT people and their families. North Carolina lawmakers cannot defy the U.S. Supreme Court based on their extreme personal views.”
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