Legal Challenge Filed Against North Carolina Anti-Gay Marriage Law

Carlos  Santoscoy | On Top Magazine | December 9, 2015

Three couples have filed a legal challenge to Senate Bill 2, a North Carolina law that allows some court officials to opt out of duties related to marrying gay and lesbian couples.

The bill became law in June after lawmakers overrode Republican Governor Pat McCrory’s veto.

The law allows some register of deeds workers who assemble licenses and magistrates who solemnize civil marriages to stop performing all marriages if they have a “sincerely held religious objection.”

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