three republican lawmakers have filed a bill seeking to outlaw same-sex marriage within north carolina.house bill 780, otherwise known as the “uphold historical marriage act,` says the united states supreme court `overstepped its constitutional bounds` when it negated an amendment of north carolina's constitution in its 2015 landmark obergefell v. hodges case that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.if passed, north carolina's new bill would invalidate same-sex marriage, reportedly including marriages that have already been officiated — both in and out of the state — despite the supreme court's ruling.the bill's main sponsors are reps. larry pittman, michael speciale, and carl ford, who in the filed bill cite a 61% affirmative vote for article 14, section 6 of the state's constitution that voided same-sex marriage and civil unions in 2012.