NC County Bravely Opposes Marriage Equality

NC County Bravely Opposes Marriage Equality October 23, 2014

The Columbus County Board of Commissioners in North Carolina really doesn’t like it that gay people are now allowed to get married in that state. And even though it has nothing to do with anything they have oversight or control over, they wanted to make sure the federal courts know they don’t like it.

The Columbus County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution Monday night opposing the recent federal court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in North Carolina.

The measure states that commissioners “strongly request that this ruling be reviewed and reconsidered to protect the foundation that America was established on.”

And they’re making brilliant arguments for their position:

Bullard is the only commissioner on the November ballot who has a challenger. When asked if politics drove the proposal, Bullard said it was his religious upbringing in the Pentecostal Holiness church.

“In the Bible, it always talks about Adam and Eve. I’ve never heard it talk about Adam and Steve,” he said.

I like Jamie Kilstein’s take on that argument, that the only response anyone should make when someone makes it is, “Shhh. Grown ups are talking.”


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