Another magistrate in North Carolina has resigned in protest of North Carolina’s legal same-gender marriage recognition.
Swain County Magistrate Gilbert Breedlove’s resignation — effective Monday — comes a day after a magistrate in Rockingham County resigned.
Both are citing their religious beliefs, saying they cannot marry same-gender couples.
“I know what the Bible says and I know that it’s not right,” Breedlove has said.
In Rockingham County, Magistrate John G. Kallam, Jr., will resign on Oct. 31.
“It is my personal belief and a position of my Christian faith that doing so would desecrate a holy Institution established by God Himself,” Kallam wrote in a resignation letter.