A North Carolina county on Monday
approved a resolution criticizing the recent federal ruling that
legalized marriage for gay and lesbian couples in the state.
Gay couples began exchanging vows last
week after a federal lawsuit filed by a church toppled the state's
Church of Christ Cheers ruling striking down North Carolina's gay
The measure approved by the Columbus
County Board of Commissioners states members “strongly request that
this ruling be reviewed and reconsidered to protect the foundation
that America was established on.”
Approval was nearly unanimous, with
Commissioner Amon McKenzie casting the sole no vote, though he told
6 that he does not support marriage equality.
The measure was sponsored by
Commissioner Ricky Bullard of Cerro Gordo, who is seeking
“I hope it can be stopped to where it
doesn't continue,” he told the station. “It's an embarrassment.”
House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate
Leader Phil Berger continue to defend
the ban in a separate case. Representative Ken Waddell, who
attended the meeting, said he would personally deliver the resolution
to Governor Pat McCrory, Tillis and Berger.