Carl Ford, the "Uphold Historical Marriage Act", known as HB780, falsely claims, "the ruling of the United States Supreme Court not only exceeds the authority of the Court relative to the State of North Carolina and a vote of the People of the State on an issue pertaining exclusively to the State of North Carolina and the People of North Carolina but also exceeds the authority of the Court relative to the decree of Almighty God".
Nationwide, polls show support for same-sex marriage has increased in recent years. That line of thinking would reinstitute North Carolina's Amendment One banning same-sex marriage, which passed on the primary ballot of the 2012 election.
Most importantly, the Supreme Court has spoken, and the law would nearly immediately be deemed unconstitutional. Officials in Charlotte, the state's biggest city, estimated almost $100 million was lost when the National Basketball Association moved its 2017 All-Star Game to New Orleans. Simply put, the ruling is in, and this current North Carolina entire effort is unconstitutional on its face, at least unless the Supreme Court someday returns to the issue and rules otherwise. Even the Republican Speaker of the House, a key sponsor of HB2, said the new bill should be considered dead on arrival.More news: 'Only time will tell' on improving US-China trade
Titled the "Uphold Historical Marriage Act", the bill argues that the Supreme Court ruling "exceeds the authority of the court relative to the decree of Almighty God" and that individual states should be allowed to make their own marriage laws.
Last month, North Carolina lawmakers repealed the law and replaced it with another measure that quickly drew opposition from rights groups because it bans local governments from passing measures aimed at protecting LGBT people.
"Republicans in the General Assembly seem to have a special talent for embarrassing themselves and our state, North Carolina Democratic Party Chair Wayne Goodwin said Tuesday".
In other words, if the ACC boycotts North Carolina again due to its discriminatory laws, the ACC would lose two of its biggest schools, the University of North Carolina and N.C. State. The Charlotte Observer described national backlash, with publications all over the country ridiculing the bill, its sponsors, and what all of it means for the reputation of the state of North Carolina.