North Carolina House speaker says gay marriage override vote may wait

Tim Moore

Tim Moore

Tim Moore

Tim Moore

RALEIGH, N.C. — The final vote to determine whether a vetoed bill will become law allowing some North Carolina court officials to avoid officiating same-sex marriage proceedings may not happen quickly after all.

House Speaker Tim Moore had announced the veto override on the religious objections bill would be on the House calendar Wednesday.

Calendar placement usually means a floor vote occurs that day, but Moore said Tuesday that pattern may not be followed.

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Moore says the override won’t be considered until he’s got a firm vote count. Three-fifths of the present members voting must back an override to cancel Gov. Pat McCrory’s veto.

The Senate approved the override Monday night. The House vote is iffier because 10 members were absent last week when the chamber gave the bill final legislative approval.

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