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North Carolina To Magistrates: Marry Those Gay Couples Or Lose Your Job

Via the Associated Press:
North Carolina magistrates have been directed to perform civil marriages for same-sex couples or face suspension or dismissal from their state jobs. A memo to state magistrates Wednesday said they would be violating their oaths of office if they refuse to marry gay or lesbian couples. The directive came after a magistrate in Pasquotank County on Monday refused to marry two men, citing religious objections. Some magistrates in Alamance County also said they wouldn’t marry gay couples. A federal judge last week struck down North Carolina’s same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional.

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