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N.C. bill would let officials refuse to marry gay couples

hamptonroads.com — RALEIGH, N.C. A top North Carolina Republican said Thursday that he will back a bill protecting state officials who refuse to issue marriage licenses or perform weddings for same-sex couples. Senate Leader Phil Berger Sr. said he will introduce legislation in response to a magistrate in his home county who decided to resign instead of agreeing to marry gays, citing his personal religious views.

GOP leader: NC officials can refuse to marry gays

charlotteobserver.com — RALEIGH, N.C. A top North Carolina Republican says he will back a bill protecting state officials who refuse to issue marriage licenses or perform weddings for same-sex couples. Senate Leader Phil Berger Sr. said Tuesday said he will introduce legislation in response to the forced resignation of a county magistrate who said he would refuse to marry gays, citing his personal religious views.

NC magistrates directed to marry gay couples

charlotteobserver.com — RALEIGH, N.C. North Carolina magistrates were directed Wednesday to perform civil marriages for same-sex couples or face suspension or dismissal from their state jobs. Pamela Weaver Best, general counsel for the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts, sent a letter to state magistrates saying they would be violating their oaths of office if they refused to marry gay or lesbian couples.

Judge: GOP can intervene in gay marriage cases

citizen-times.com — RALEIGH - Republican lawmakers can intervene in a pair of challenges to North Carolina's now-defunct gay marriage ban, potentially enabling them to appeal the issue to the U.S. Supreme Court, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. Chief U.S. District Court Judge William Osteen Jr.

Judge: GOP can intervene in gay marriage cases

wsoctv.com — By MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. - (AP) - A federal judge has allowed Republican lawmakers to intervene in a pair of challenges to North Carolina's now-defunct gay marriage ban, potentially enabling them to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. SPECIAL SECTION: Same-Sex Marriage Chief U.S. District Court Judge William Osteen Jr.

Judge: GOP can intervene in gay marriage cases

seattlepi.com — RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) â€" Republican lawmakers can intervene in a pair of challenges to North Carolina's now-defunct gay marriage ban, potentially enabling them to appeal the issue to the U.S. Supreme Court, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Judge: GOP can intervene in N.C. gay marriage cases

hamptonroads.com — RALEIGH, N.C. Republican lawmakers can intervene in a pair of challenges to North Carolina's now-defunct gay marriage ban, potentially enabling them to appeal the issue to the U.S. Supreme Court, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. Chief U.S. District Court Judge William Osteen Jr.

Judge: GOP can intervene in gay marriage cases

charlotteobserver.com — RALEIGH, N.C. Republican lawmakers can intervene in a pair of challenges to North Carolina's now-defunct gay marriage ban, potentially enabling them to appeal the issue to the U.S. Supreme Court, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. Chief U.S. District Court Judge William Osteen Jr.

Couples rush to wed as NC gay marriage ban dumped - The Monitor: Us News

themonitor.com — RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Minutes after a federal judge in Asheville struck down North Carolina's ban on same-sex marriages, Amy Cantrell and Lauren White rushed out of a county office with their newly printed marriage license and exchanged vows on the front steps, their two children in tow.

Couples rush to wed as NC gay marriage ban dumped

seattletimes.com — Originally published Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 8:37 AM RALEIGH, N.C. - Minutes after a federal judge in Asheville struck down North Carolina's ban on same-sex marriages, Amy Cantrell and Lauren White rushed out of a county office with their newly printed marriage license and exchanged vows on the front steps, their two children in tow.
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Oct 22, 2014

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Oct 21, 2014

@AP: NC GOP leader proposes bill to protect state officials who refuse to wed gay couples, despite court order charlotteobserver.com/2014/10/21/525… #ncpol

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