The North Carolina Senate has voted to override Governor Pat McCrory’s veto of Senate Bill 2, and the veto override question is now before the State House on this bill that would protect the religious liberties of certain public servants in our state.
In order to override the Governor’s veto, three-fifths of the members present and voting must vote to override. This means we need 72 members in the State House to vote to override, if all members are present and voting.
Please contact your member of the State House TODAY, and ask him or her to stand for religious liberty by voting to override the Governor’s veto of SB 2-Magistrates Recusal for Civil Ceremonies.
IDENTIFY YOUR LEGISLATORS:
…as long as the recusal is “based upon any sincerely held religious objection.” The bill would also shield these public officials from punishment or disciplinary action for failing to discharge their duties, for a recusal that is made in “good-faith.”
SB 2 became necessary after federal court rulings forced the State of North Carolina to legally recognize same-sex unions and begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples last fall. Subsequently, a number of magistrates resigned their posts in order to avoid violating their deeply held religious beliefs by being forced to participate in same-sex union ceremonies.