Four North Carolina representatives have filed a bill to outlaw gay marriages in the state, despite the ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court. State voters five year ago approved an amendment to the state constitution to prohibit gay marriages. Rep. Larry Pittman of Cabarrus County argues that since voters expressed a preference the state lawmakers should override federal mandates. U.S. Senator Thom Tillis led the referendum battle in 2013 while he was N.C. House Speaker.