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On June 11, the North Carolina legislature voted to override Gov. Pat McCrory’s veto of the bill allowing the state’s magistrates to recuse themselves from performing same-sex marriage civil ceremonies.

“Magistrates Recusal for Civil Ceremonies,” which is Senate Bill 2, allows “magistrates, assistant registers of deeds and deputy registers of deeds to recuse themselves from performing duties related to marriage ceremonies due to sincerely held religious objection.”

The bill’s primary sponsor was Sen. Phil Berger, R-Guilford. Western North Carolina Sens. Ralph Hise, R-Mitchell, and Dan Soucek, R-Watauga, were two of 17 co-sponsors.

Here is how lawmakers from across North Carolina voted to override the governor’s veto, as reported by the N.C. General Assembly:

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DemocratRepublican
Ayes:Representative(s):
Brisson; C. Graham; Waddell
Representative(s):
Adams; Arp; Avila; Bishop; Blackwell; Blust; Boles; Brawley; Brody; Bryan; Bumgardner; Burr; Cleveland; Collins; Conrad; Davis; Dixon; Dobson; Dollar; Elmore; Faircloth; Ford; Fraley; Hager; Hastings; Holloway; Horn; Hurley; Iler; J. Bell; Jones; Jordan; L. Johnson; Lambeth; Langdon; Lewis; Malone; McElraft; McGrady; McNeill; Millis; Pendleton; Pittman; Presnell; R. Brown; R. Turner; Riddell; Robinson; Ross; S. Martin; Saine; Schaffer; Setzer; Shepard; Speciale; Stam; Steinburg; Stevens; Szoka; T. Moore (SPEAKER); Torbett; Warren; Watford; West; Whitmire; Yarborough
Noes:Representative(s):
Adcock; Ager; Alexander; B. Turner; Baskerville; Brockman; Carney; Cotham; Cunningham; D. Hall; Earle; Farmer-Butterfield; Fisher; Floyd; G. Graham; G. Martin; Gill; Glazier; Goodman; Hamilton; Hanes; Harrison; Holley; Insko; Jackson; L. Bell; L. Hall; Lucas; Luebke; Meyer; Michaux; Queen; R. Johnson; R. Moore; Reives; Richardson; Salmon; Willingham
Representative(s):
Catlin; Daughtry; Tine
Exc. Absence:Representative(s):
Hunter; Pierce; Terry; Wray
Representative(s):
B. Brown; Bradford; Hardister; Howard; Jeter; Zachary

NC Senate: Senate Bill 2

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DemocratRepublican
Ayes:Senator(s):
Clark
Senator(s):
Apodaca; B. Jackson; Barefoot; Barringer; Berger; Bingham; Brock; Brown; Cook; Curtis; Daniel; Gunn; Harrington; Hise; J. Davis; Krawiec; Lee; McInnis; Meredith; Newton; Pate; Rabin; Rabon; Randleman; Rucho; Sanderson; Soucek; Tillman; Tucker; Wade; Wells
Noes:Senator(s):
Bryant; D. Davis; Ford; Foushee; J. Jackson; Lowe; McKissick; Robinson; Smith; Smith-Ingram; Van Duyn; Waddell; Woodard
Senator(s):
Alexander; Hartsell; Tarte
Exc. Absence:Senator(s):
Blue; Stein
Senator(s):
None

Angie Newsome

Angie Newsome is the executive director and editor of Carolina Public Press. Contact her at (828) 774-5290 or e-mail her at anewsome@carolinapublicpress.org.

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