Target: Representative Tim Moore, North Carolina House Speaker
Goal: Strike down House Bill 780, which invalidates same-sex marriages in North Carolina.
Having just repealed and replace the infamous “bathroom bill” HB2, legislators in North Carolina have introduced a new bill that aims to circumvent the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriages and invalidate same-sex marriages in the state. House Bill 780, also known as the Uphold Historical Marriage Act, reads, “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.”
North Carolina’s State Constitution includes a ban on same-sex marriage, and this new bill aims to reestablish that ban while ignoring the nationwide Supreme Court ruling on the legality of same-sex marriages. The bill goes on, “The General Assembly of the State of North Carolina declares that the Obergefell v. Hodges decision of the United States Supreme Court of 2015 is null and void in the State of North Carolina.”
This is the latest in many instances of discriminatory legislation to be introduced by North Carolina lawmakers, and it directly opposes the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality while making the LGBT community in the state feel attacked. Sign the petition below to voice your opposition to this discriminatory bill.
Dear Representative Moore,
Legislators in the North Carolina House recently introduced the Uphold Historical Marriage Act, which aims to invalidate same-sex marriages in your state. This bill condemns the Supreme Court ruling on the legality of same-sex marriage and openly discriminates against same-sex couples in North Carolina.
After the controversy stirred up by the “bathroom bill” in your state, it is surprising that just weeks after it was repealed and replaced, legislators would introduce another bill that discriminates against the LGBT community in North Carolina.
I urge you to vote against this discriminatory bill. The Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage should be considered valid and permanent in all 50 states. Please work in the North Carolina House of Representatives to see that this openly discriminatory bill does not become state law.
[Your Name Here]
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