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House Speaker: Bill attempting to ban gay marriage will not be heard

Just days after passing legislation to repeal the anti-LGBT law known as HB2, the last thing legislative leaders wanted was to wade into another highly-publicized, controversial battle over gay marriage.

House Speaker Tim Moore issued a statement Wednesday saying House Bill 780, which would bar same-sex marriages in North Carolina and refuse to recognize such marriages, would not move out of committee and was dead for this session.

Here’s Moore’s statement:

“There are strong constitutional concerns with this legislation given that the U.S. Supreme Court has firmly ruled on the issue, therefore House Bill 780 will be referred to the House Rules Committee and will not be heard.”

Sponsors of the “Uphold Historical Marriage Act” sought to have the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide declared “null  and  void.”

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