UH-OH: Over 30 magistrates REFUSE to perform same-sex weddings in North Carolina
Thanks to the NC legislature and governor, these 30-some magistrates are protected in refusing to perform same-sex weddings from losing their job. Kentucky needs to learn quickly from North Carolina:
CBN NEWS – More than 30 magistrates in North Carolina have refused to perform weddings. But thanks to a new state law, they were able to do so legally.
Right after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in June, the state passed a law allowing officials to opt out of performing all marriages.
The law exempts court officials with a “sincerely held religious objection” and is designed for those opposing gay marriage.
The law’s original sponsor, Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, said it’s probably preventing situations like the one in Kentucky.
“It’s keeping folks from having to choose between their job and their religious beliefs. I think that’s important,” he said.
Berger said so far the law hasn’t caused any problems.
“I think the law is working very well,” he said.
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