We have just learned that the N.C. House Judiciary 1 Committee is planning to consider an important religious liberty bill next Wednesday, May 27. Senate Bill 2-Magistrates Recusal of Civil Ceremonies would establish a legal right:
…as long as the recusal is “based upon any sincerely held religious objection.” The bill would also shield these public servants from punishment or disciplinary action for failing to discharge their duties, if the recusal is made in “good-faith.”
S2 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.
Please TAKE A STAND FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY this weekend by contacting the following members of the House Judiciary 1 Committee and asking them to support Senate Bill 2.
Thank You, and May God Bless You and Your Family this Memorial Day weekend!
John L. Rustin, President
North Carolina Family Policy Council
MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY 1 COMMITTEE:
Rep. Leo Daughtry (R-Johnston) Home/Work: 919-934-7265 Legislative: 919-733-5605 Email: Leo.Daughtry@ncleg.net
Rep. Justin Burr (R-Stanly) Home/Work : 704-983-4663 Legislative: 919-733-5908 Email: Justin.Burr@ncleg.net
Rep. Darren Jackson (D-Wake) Legislative: 919-733-5974 Email: Darren.Jackson@ncleg.net
Reps. Dean Arp (R-Union) Home/Work : 704-282-0418 Legislative: 919-715-3007 Email: Dean.Arp@ncleg.net
Rep. Larry Hall (D-Durham) Home/ Work: 919-682-8823 Legislative: 919-733-5872 Email: Larry.Hall@ncleg.net
Rep. Jon Hardister (R-Guilford) Home/Work: 336-404-8791 Legislative: 919-733-5191 Email: Jon.Hardister@ncleg.net
Rep. Julia Howard (R-Davie) Home/Work: 336-751-3538 Legislative: 919-733-5904 Email: Julia.Howard@ncleg.net
Rep. Linda Johnson (R-Cabarrus) Home/Work: 704-932-1376 Legislative: 919-733-5861 Email: Linda.Johnson2@ncleg.net
Rep. Grier Martin (D-Wake) Legislative: 919-733-5773 Email: Grier.Martin@ncleg.net
Rep. Allen McNeill (R-Randolph) Home/Work: 336-857-3633 Legislative: 919-715-4946 Email: Allen.McNeill@ncleg.net
Rep. George Robinson (R-Caldwell) Home/ Work: 828-758-5433 Legislative: 919-733-5931 Email: George.Robinson@ncleg.net
Rep. Bob Steinburg (R-Chowan) Home/Work: 252-482-2404 Legislative: 919-733-0010 Email: Bob.Steinburg@ncleg.net
Rep. John Szoka (R-Cumberland) Home/Work: 910-583-2960 Legislative: 919-733-9892 Email: John.Szoka@ncleg.net