by Kenneth Fine
Peeved by that whole marriage equality thing, Republican Representatives Michael Speciale, Larry Pittman, Mike Clampitt, and Carl Ford introduced a bill today that would make gay marriage illegal again—defying the Supreme Court's Obergefell v. Hodges decision that legalized gay marriage nationwide—because, God.You want Genesis, Mr. Speciale? We'll give you Genesis.
House Bill 780, or the "Uphold Historical Marriage Act," would invalidate "marriages between persons of the same gender" by making same-sex marriage "null and void in the state of North Carolina." Sticking with the separation of church and state philosophy, the bill says the Supreme Court's decision "exceeds the authority of the court relative to the decree of Almighty God that 'a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh’ (Genesis 2:24, ESV) and abrogates the clear meaning and understanding of marriage in all societies throughout prior history.”