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Liberty Counsel: North Carolina Legislature Revives Religious Freedom

Today North Carolina joined Utah in passing legislation giving court officials a religious exemption from officiating same-sex “weddings.”

Overturning Governor Pat McCrory’s veto of the Religious Freedom Bill, the legislature acted to protect those magistrates who have to choose between abandoning their religion and facing suspension, termination, fines, or prosecution.

While the bill was making its way through the legislature, Liberty Counsel filed suit and went to court to defend these magistrates. Liberty Counsel will voluntarily dismiss the lawsuit and offer pro bono counsel to defend this new law.

Magistrates do not lose their first amendment rights when they take the oath of office. Magistrates in two states are safe, but there is still much work to be done.

Liberty Counsel offers pro bono assistance to any government official whose fundamental rights are being challenged by same-sex marriage and the LGBT agenda.

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Liberty Counsel is an international nonprofit, litigation, education, and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and the family since 1989, by providing pro bono assistance and representation on these and related topics.


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