North Carolina State Senator James Forrester, the sponsor of the state's gay marriage ban, has allegedly told a lesbian she should move to New York.

Forrester has tried over the past eight years to get his constitutional amendment that would ban gay and lesbian couples from marrying through the General Assembly. On Tuesday, lawmakers decided to put the question up for a vote in May.

Jodie Devall Dean, who resides in Forrester's district, shared the details of her telephone conversation with Forrester in a blog post on Facebook.

“I just got off the phone with MY senator, Mr. James Forrester, and to say that I am livid … well, that's just because I am trying to keep my composure.”

“I asked him what's wrong with [gay marriage] and he replied 'It's against God.'”

Dean said she informed Forrester that she was a lesbian mother in a relationship with her partner of seven years.

“I asked how my relationship might affect his marriage or anyone else's, his only answer was that it was against God.”

When Dean asked Forrester whether he had looked into New York's anticipated revenue from gay marriage, Forrester responded: “Well, maybe you should move to New York.”

Forrester added that the majority of North Carolinians don't want “homosexuality and lesbianism in their state.”

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