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Jay Jacobs
April 13, 2017

North Carolina Republicans are apparently attempting defy the U.S. Supreme Court's marriage equality ruling based on a bill introduced to the North Carolina state legislature today, HB780. Larry Pittman of Concord, Michael Speciale of New Bern, Carl Ford of Rowan County and Mike Clampitt of Bryson City, whom Raleigh's News & Observer notes often file far-right pieces of legislation that fail to gain traction.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, tweeted Tuesday: "This bill is wrong". For a scholarly account of same-sex marriage throughout history, see this article from Yale Law scholar William Eskridge, Jr. "Essentially, if a couple married and raised children in California, but moved to North Carolina together, the parents" marriage would not be recognized by their new home state.

"If this bill were to become law it would be declared unconstitutional", he said. Officials in Charlotte, the state's biggest city, estimated almost $100 million was lost when the National Basketball Association moved its 2017 All-Star Game to New Orleans.

"Marriages, whether created by common law, contracted, or performed outside of North Carolina, between individuals of the same gender are not valid in North Carolina", House Bill 780 states.

Rep. Chuck McGrady, a Hendersonville Republican, posted on Twitter indicating what he called "stupid" bills are often filed without support of most legislators.

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North Carolina just seems to want to dig themselves a hole that is even deeper I guess.

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Sarah Gillooly, policy director for the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina, told WRAL that the bill is a "half-baked" legal theory.

Stephen Griffin, a professor of constitutional law at Tulane University, said the effort by North Carolina lawmakers was similar to tactics used in the 1950s and 1960s.

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