Republicans in the American state of North Carolina have filed a bill, which will, potentially, ban gay marriage.

The “Uphold Historical Marriage Act” will aim to invalidate the 2015 decision of the U.S. Supreme Court on same sex marriage. Further, the bill asserts that this ruling had violated “constitutional bounds” and dismantled Amendment One. Reportedly, more than sixty percent of those who voted cast a ballot in favour of Amendment One, in May 2012. Amendment One prohibits North Carolina from performing or recognizing same sex marriages or civil unions.

The core sponsors of House Bill 780 are Larry Pitman, Michael Speciale, and Carl Ford. The bill quotes from the Christian Bible and states that the Supreme Court had overstepped “the decree of Almighty God that ‘a man shall leave his father and mother and fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh’”.

Furthermore, the Bill argues that the Supreme Court “abrogates the clear meaning and understanding of marriage in all societies throughout prior history.” Should this bill be approved it would void the Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage in the state of North Carolina. Therefore, same sex marriages would become invalid, regardless of whether they were conducted within or outside the state.

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