Republican Governor Vows to Veto Bill Allowing Judges to Opt Out of Same-Sex ‘Weddings’

29 May

Republican Governor Vows to Veto Bill Allowing Judges to Opt Out of Same-Sex ‘Weddings’.


homosexual advocates in the state urged Gov. Pat McCrory to veto the legislation, stating that judges shouldn’t have the right to decline to participate simply because of their religious convictions.

“We call on Gov. McCrory, who has already opposed the premise of this bill, to veto this discriminatory legislation and send a strong message that no public official is exempt from the Constitution they’ve sworn to uphold,” Equality North Carolina Executive Director Chris Sgro said in a statement.

On Thursday, McCrory, who was raised Presbyterian, said he would do just that.

“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,” he said.

“However, we are a nation and a state of laws,” McCrory stated. “Whether it is the president, governor, mayor, a law enforcement officer, or magistrate, no public official who voluntarily swears to support and defend the Constitution and to discharge all duties of their office should be exempt from upholding that oath; therefore, I will veto Senate Bill 2.”

Lawmakers are now considering the next step, including whether another vote will be taken to override the veto.

McCrory has been in headlines before over vows to veto legislation, including in 2013, when he required lawmakers to revise an abortion bill because he said that it would restrict women’s access to abortion.

Another typical Republican establishment ‘moderate’, i.e. prog…


14 responses to “Republican Governor Vows to Veto Bill Allowing Judges to Opt Out of Same-Sex ‘Weddings’

  1. falconflight

    May 29, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I keep saying that I’m done with the GOProg party, but hoping against hope for a spark of freedom. I’ve never felt so alienated.

  2. Will S.

    May 29, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Hey, you’re welcome – and welcome to our reactionary corner of the ‘net.

    I don’t vote for Canada’s ‘Conservative Party’, and I can’t imagine why any American traditionalist conservative would vote for America’s Republicans.

    As in Britain, France, and elsewhere in Europe, so here too in North America: the parties of the Right have sold out their people.

  3. ddswaterloo

    May 29, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    The Republicans like so many conservative parties are controlled opposition. They do not represent the wishes of conservatives and will sell out EVERY time. Respectable conservatives are POISON.

    PRoblem is— who then is left to vote FOR?? There is no one left by design.

  4. ray

    May 29, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    The time is fast approaching when no one, and I do mean no one, will be able to obey the civil/constitutional ‘laws’ of nations, and simultaneously obey Christ. As in the OP above, it incrementally will be made impossible. Already it is difficult (tho, I think, not yet impossible).

    “Well I was just following the law.”

    “Well see the bible says we are to obey the Civil Authorities. So in fact, I did the right thing. Who are you to judge?”

    “Well they had a gun on my family! Hey, the measure was duly argued and passed in Congress. I was only doing as told by properly elected authorities.”

    Etc. Lots of etc.

    None of this will suffice when we stand before Father. He will look to see if we followed after his son, and that is all he will look to see. We were about Father’s business, or we were about the world’s business.


  5. Will S.

    May 29, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    @ dds: Who to vote for?


    Nobody cares.

    Nobody will tackle the real problems of the West.

    Nobody will fix things, set them right.

    Therefore, Vote for Nobody! 🙂

    (Deny the bastards your consent to the status quo, at least, by opting out of the non-choices.)

    @ ray: Indeed.

  6. Will S.

    May 29, 2015 at 10:40 pm

  7. Eric

    May 30, 2015 at 1:36 am

  8. Will S.

    May 30, 2015 at 7:04 am

    Ha! 🙂

  9. Eric

    June 2, 2015 at 6:49 am

    Some good news for once—it was reported this morning that the NC Senate overrode Governor Rino’s veto, 32-16.

  10. infowarrior1

    June 2, 2015 at 10:05 am

    @Eric Will S.

    Even better:

  11. infowarrior1

    June 2, 2015 at 10:08 am

    @Will S. Eric

    All hail Tsar Putin.

  12. Will S.

    June 2, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    @ Eric: Ah; good news, indeed!

    @ infowarrior1: 🙂


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