North Carolina Shows ‘Intestinal Fortitude’ and Stands Up to the Feds!

It’s not all bad news for politics. Not all Republicans are limp noodles when it comes to taking on the hard pieces of legislation.

North Carolina passed Amendment 1 that proposed to amend the North Carolina Constitution making it unconstitutional for the state to recognize or perform same-sex marriages or civil unions. On May 8, 2012, North Carolina voters approved the amendment 61% to 39%. State law already defined marriage as being between a man and a woman. The amendment was found unconstitutional by a federal court on October 10, 2014.

Once again we see federal courts taking away the sovereignty of the states as guaranteed by the Tenth Amendment which states:

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“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

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The power to define marriage is not something that was delegated to the United States by the Constitution or anybody else, therefore, the states have constitutional authority to protect the long-standing creational ordinance of marriage as being between one man and one woman…
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