Republican North Carolina lawmakers file bill to reinstate same-sex marriage ban

RALEIGH, N.C. — A bill filed Tuesday by four North Carolina House Republicans would reinstate the state constitution’s ban on same-sex marriage.

House Bill 780, titled “Uphold Historical Marriage Act,” would direct the state government to defy a United States Supreme Court ruling.

The bill says that the Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling legalizing same-sex marriage will be “null and void in the State of North Carolina, and that the State of North Carolina shall henceforth uphold and...


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