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North Carolina U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis has been working on fellow Republicans to support the Respect for Marriage Act, and found success Tuesday as it passed the chamber, 61-36. North Carolinaís senior senator, Richard Burr, was among the 12 Republicans who voted for it.
North Carolina U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis has been working on fellow Republicans to support the Respect for Marriage Act, and found success Tuesday as it passed the chamber, 61-36. North Carolinaís senior senator, Richard Burr, was among the 12 Republicans who voted for it.
 
A bill that would codify same-sex marriage protections into law passed a procedural vote with the support of 12 Republican senators on Wednesday, despite concerns that it would infringe on religious freedoms.
A bill that would codify same-sex marriage protections into law passed a procedural vote with the support of 12 Republican senators on Wednesday, despite concerns that it would infringe on religious freedoms.
 
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) vowed Wednesday that lawmakers would hold a vote to codify same-sex marriage in the coming weeks ahead of the midterm elections in November.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) vowed Wednesday that lawmakers would hold a vote to codify same-sex marriage in the coming weeks ahead of the midterm elections in November.
 
More than 400 current and former establishment GOP officials have signed a letter calling on U.S. lawmakers to enshrine the same-sex marriage bill into law before the vote likely hits the Senate floor before the end of the month.
More than 400 current and former establishment GOP officials have signed a letter calling on U.S. lawmakers to enshrine the same-sex marriage bill into law before the vote likely hits the Senate floor before the end of the month.
 
The Carolina Journal makes a wide sweeping evaluation of the news that most effects us here in North Carolina, and is distilled, here on BCN, for your clear understanding by the electronic means of video broadcast.
The Carolina Journal makes a wide sweeping evaluation of the news that most effects us here in North Carolina, and is distilled, here on BCN, for your clear understanding by the electronic means of video broadcast.
 
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to pass a bill that would codify same-sex marriage.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to pass a bill that would codify same-sex marriage.
 
Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) commended the Trump administration for their work to defend religious liberty, and announced his signing onto two amicus briefs regarding upcoming religious liberty cases to be heard by the Supreme Court
Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) commended the Trump administration for their work to defend religious liberty, and announced his signing onto two amicus briefs regarding upcoming religious liberty cases to be heard by the Supreme Court
 
On Saturday afternoon, Oct. 17, approximately 10,000 people attended the "We Stand With God" rally on the Halifax Mall behind North Carolina's legislative building.
On Saturday afternoon, Oct. 17, approximately 10,000 people attended the "We Stand With God" rally on the Halifax Mall behind North Carolina's legislative building.
 
The North Carolina GOP is in deep trouble - or so say the Democrats and left-of-center commentators who are rooting for the Republicans currently leading the state to bicker, fall out, and fail.
The North Carolina GOP is in deep trouble - or so say the Democrats and left-of-center commentators who are rooting for the Republicans currently leading the state to bicker, fall out, and fail.
 
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...
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...
 
In recent months, headlines on religious liberty across the nation have referred almost exclusively to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) - both the federal version passed in 1993 and various state versions, or "mini" RFRAs, that have been passed since 1997. These laws, whether enacted...
In recent months, headlines on religious liberty across the nation have referred almost exclusively to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) - both the federal version passed in 1993 and various state versions, or "mini" RFRAs, that have been passed since 1997. These laws, whether enacted...
 
Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld as constitutional the Marriage Amendments in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The Sixth Circuit's ruling almost ensures that the United States Supreme Court will hear the issue.
Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld as constitutional the Marriage Amendments in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The Sixth Circuit's ruling almost ensures that the United States Supreme Court will hear the issue.
 
Over the last two weeks, those of us who have publically offered that the states, rather than federal circuit and district courts, have the constitutional authority to make decisions on marriage have been met with derision by liberals.
Over the last two weeks, those of us who have publically offered that the states, rather than federal circuit and district courts, have the constitutional authority to make decisions on marriage have been met with derision by liberals.
 
At least two North Carolina magistrates have resigned rather than perform same-sex marriages, citing conflicts with their religious beliefs.
At least two North Carolina magistrates have resigned rather than perform same-sex marriages, citing conflicts with their religious beliefs.
 
The constitutionalist and libertarian sector should be there for social conservatives who want to practice their beliefs and do no more harm than hurting some lefties' feelings.
The constitutionalist and libertarian sector should be there for social conservatives who want to practice their beliefs and do no more harm than hurting some lefties' feelings.
 
And in this high-stakes election year, we're talking not just about our economic woes but also about tough issues such as abortion, a racially charged shooting in Florida, and a North Carolina measure that would create a constitutional prohibition against same-sex marriage and civil unions.
And in this high-stakes election year, we're talking not just about our economic woes but also about tough issues such as abortion, a racially charged shooting in Florida, and a North Carolina measure that would create a constitutional prohibition against same-sex marriage and civil unions.
 
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