It’s long since sailed, but the Tar Heels are digging in just the same:
Republican state lawmakers in North Carolina are proposing a bill that would ban gay marriage in the state, according to a local CBS affiliate report Tuesday.
North Carolina state Reps. Larry Pittman, Michael Speciale, and Carl Ford, all Republicans, are the primary sponsors of the “Uphold Historical Marriage Act.”
Republicans? Really? Who would have known?
The bill says that the U.S. Supreme Court “overstepped its constitutional bounds” in the 2015 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. In the decision, the justices struck down “Amendment One” in North Carolina’s state constitution, which prohibited the state from recognizing or performing marriages or civil unions for same-sex couples.
Over 60 percent of voters approved the amendment in the spring of 2012.
Hey, you went three whole sentences without mentioning Republicans.
And how, since there have been at least 20 amendments to the 1971 North Carolina Constitution, did this one get designated Amendment One?
Assuming this passes, we’ll need to calculate the over/under on how many days it takes for it to be thrown out.