General Assembly Overrides Governor McCrory’s Veto of Senate Bill 2

The North Carolina General Assembly has overridden Governor McCrory’s veto of Senate Bill 2, which states that magistrates and registers of deeds may recuse themselves from performing marriage ceremonies on the grounds of religious objections.
After the Senate rejected the veto with a 32-16 vote, Senate leader Phil Berger made a statement saying, “Religious freedom is a fundamental right guaranteed under our state and federal constitutions — and one that our state’s public servants shouldn’t have to leave at the door. This bill strikes a critical balance to make sure the freedoms granted to some under recent court orders do not erase the constitutionally-protected rights of others, and the Senate’s action tonight will help ensure it becomes law.”
The House of Representatives overrode Governor McCrory’s veto with a vote of 69-41.