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North Carolina Governor to Veto Antigay Measure

Filed By Ed Team | May 29, 2015 12:18 PM | comments

Filed in: The Movement
Tags: Governor McCrory, North Carolina

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory announced he will veto a bill passed by both North Carolina's House and Senate that allowed public employees to refuse to issue marriage license. Governor McCrory is a Republican who invoked the constitution when announcing the veto:

"I recognize that for many North Carolinians, including myself, opinions on same-sex marriage come from sincerely held religious beliefs that marriage is between a man and a woman. However, we are a nation and a state of laws. Whether it is the president, governor, mayor, a law enforcement officer, or magistrate, no public official who voluntarily swears to support and defend the Constitution and to discharge all duties of their office should be exempt from upholding that oath; therefore, I will veto Senate Bill 2."

Governor McCrory is the first Republican Governor in 20 years for the state.


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