GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. Chapter 51 of the General Statutes is amended by adding the following new section to read:
"§ 51-1.2. Marriages between persons of the same gender not valid.
Marriages, whether created by common law, contracted, or performed outside of North Carolina, between individuals of the same gender are not valid in North Carolina."
Sec. 2. This act is effective upon ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 20th day of June, 1996.
Dennis A. Wicker
President of the Senate
Harold J. Brubaker
Speaker of the House of Representatives