USA, North Carolina: New County Official Said He Would Give Marriage Licenses to Same Sex Couples

Written by scott on May 7th, 2014

North Carolina MapMark Chilton campaigned on a promise to give marriage licenses to gays and lesbians, and he won his election yesterday.

Joe.My.God reports:

Chilton announced earlier this year that, if elected, he would violate state law and the Register of Deeds’ oath of office by issuing same-sex marriage licenses. Doing so could bring misdemeanor charges and removal from office. The real estate attorney said Article 1 and Article 6 of the N.C. Constitution, which includes the oath of office, defer to the U.S. Constitution when there are conflicts. Chilton said he would stop if a court orders it.

So will he keep his word in defiance of state law? Stay tuned…

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2 Comments so far ↓

  1. kellyB says:

    I sincerely hope that he can remain in office after this. We need more people to take a stand. Brava!

  2. jennifer says:

    I hope he keeps his word. So many of the states are accepting gay marriage and hopefully so will NC.

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