North Carolina legislators filed a bill Tuesday calling on the state to reject the U.S. Supreme Court's 2015 legalization of same-sex marriage.
The Uphold Historical Marriage Act, or House Bill 780, was proposed by three Republicans in the N.C. House of Representatives. It declares the Supreme Court's Obergefell v. Hodges decision was a Constitutional overreach.
The legislators cited biblical text in their claim that the Court did not correctly interpret the decree of God.
"(The decision) also exceeds the authority of the Court relative to the decree of Almighty God that 'a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh' (Genesis 2:24, ESV)," the bill said.
The bill said Amendment One to the N.C. Constitution — which defined marriage as between a man and a woman in 2012 — is more representative of North Carolinians' perspectives.