Wednesday, February 25, 2015
North Carolina State Senate Votes To Allow Officials To "Opt-Out" Of Performing Same-Sex Marriages
The North Carolina state Senate just passed SB 2 by a vote of 31-16, which would allow state officials the right to refuse to officiate any marriage based on "sincerely held religious beliefs."
This means a magistrate could refuse to officiate an interracial or same-sex marriage (or any other kind) if they state that their "sincerely held religious beliefs" conflicted with that marriage.
The legislation now heads to the House.
Posted by Randy Slovacek at 10:42 AM