In what could be the beginnings of a backlash against the liberal agenda in the USA, lawmakers in two states are working to pass bills that push back against the Supreme Court ruling on gay
marriage. In Texas, lawmakers are weighing a bill that would allow county judges to recuse themselves from issuing same sex marriage licenses if they have personal religious objections.
The bill is expected to head soon to the Texas House after winning preliminary approval in the Senate 21-10. “If we don’t do this, we are discriminating against people of faith,” said Republican state Sen. Brian Birdwell who sponsored the bill. The move comes nearly two years after the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2015 decision legalizing gay marriage, but that’s because the Texas Legislature only meets every two years. Supporters of the bill say it’s needed to protect the religious freedoms for people of faith.
Another state pushing back against the legalization of gay marriage is North Carolina. Legislators are going even further; they are working to pass a bill that would make gay marriage illegal again. House Bill 780 is titled “Uphold Historical Marriage Act,” and it declares the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling “null and void in the State of North Carolina.” The News & Observer reports the sponsors are contending that marriage is a states-rights issue. Their plan would order state government to return to the constitutional amendment known as Amendment One, which was approved in a 2012 voter referendum. The bill says the high court overstepped its authority, and the authority of Almighty God.
Source: CBN News
Bible Study: Numbers 23:19
AUGUST: PRAY DEEPER for this determination to grow and prosper. Give thanks for these two States being willing to demonstrate that Christian conscience will be respected and protected in law.