Will you join the fight against discrimination in North Carolina?
Join the fight against discrimination in North Carolina.
In 2015, the North Carolina General Assembly passed Senate Bill 2, a law that allows government officials, such as magistrates and assistant register of deeds, to deny marriage services to legally eligible couples if the officials cite a deeply held religious objection.
The bill’s sponsors said the law was in response to same-sex couples winning the freedom to marry in North Carolina, but it is so broadly written that it allows court officers to deny services to virtually anyone – including couples who practice different religions or are interracial. No couple should have to spend their wedding day rushing from one courthouse to another trying to prove they meet the religious criteria of a magistrate just to get a marriage license. This happy day should be spent with friends, family and loved ones - not in a maze of government offices.