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Magistrates and Same-sex Marriages

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Last month when the federal courts opened the door to same-sex marriages in North Carolina there was a rush to courthouses, where magistrates are the only state officials authorized to perform marriage ceremonies. Some magistrates, because of their religious beliefs, resigned rather than marry same-sex couples. Are magistrates entitled to be excused from performing assigned […]