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Michael David Speciale (born December 9, 1955) is an American Republican politician.[1] He is a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives from the 3rd District, being first elected in 2012.[1] He was born in Chicago, Illinois, before moving to North Carolina as a Marine at the age of 18.[2] He represents the counties of Beaufort, Craven and Pamlico.[1] During a debate for an Anti-Puppy Mill Bill, which was a central focus for the First Lady of North Carolina, Ann McCrory's legislative interests, Speciale stated: “Exercise on a daily basis – if I kick him across the floor, is that daily exercise? ‘Euthanasia performed humanely’ – so I should choose the ax or the baseball bat?”[3] In February 2017, Speciale joined with Representatives George Cleveland (R-Jacksonville), and Larry Pittman
Larry Pittman
(R-Cabarrus) in proposing a constitutional amendment that would allow North Carolina voters to repeal Article I, Section 4 of the North Carolina Constitution. This article declares " “This State shall ever remain a member of the American Union; the people thereof are part of the American nation," and prohibits the state from seceding from the United States
United States
of America, and its inclusion in North Carolina’s 1868 constitution was a condition for being readmitted into the Union after the Civil War.[4] In April 2017 Representative Speciale along with Representatives Larry Pittman and Carl Ford filed a bill in the N.C. General Assembly that says gay marriage is not valid in North Carolina. The bill, H.B. 780, claimed the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows gay marriage is not valid in North Carolina. The bill stated, “…the United States Supreme Court overstepped its constitutional bounds when it struck down Section 6 of Article XIV of the North Carolina Constitution in its Obergefell v. Hodges decision of 2015…" and also says that the Supreme Court ruling “…exceeds the authority of the Court relative to the decree of Almighty God that ‘a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh’ (Genesis 2:24, ESV) and abrogates the clear meaning and understanding of marriage in all societies throughout prior history…” Had the bill passed, marriages of the same gender performed outside North Carolina would also not recognized. House Speaker Tim Moore released a statement Wednesday on the Uphold Historical Marriage Act that said, "There are strong constitutional concerns with this legislation given that the U.S. Supreme Court has firmly ruled on the issue, therefore House Bill 780 will be referred to the House Rules Committee and will not be heard."[5] References[edit]

^ a b c " North Carolina General Assembly
North Carolina General Assembly
- Representative Michael Speciale (Republican, 2015-2016 Session)". www.ncleg.net. Retrieved 2016-07-18.  ^ "Michael Speciale". michaelspeciale.com. Retrieved 2016-12-15.  ^ "Why NC's first GOP governor in a generation lost – Christensen". News & Observer. Retrieved 2016-12-15.  ^ "NC constitution's ban on secession could be dropped under House bill, Feb. 21, 2017". charlotteobserver. Retrieved 2017-02-24.  ^ "Ford, Pittman and Speciale: Ban gay marriage, U.S. Supreme Court doesn't apply in N.C., Apr. 12, 2017". Independent Tribune. Retrieved 2017-04-12. 

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Members of the North Carolina House of Representatives

Speaker of the House: Tim Moore (R) Speaker pro Tempore: Sarah Stevens (R) Majority Leader: John R. Bell IV
John R. Bell IV
(R) Minority Leader: Darren Jackson (D)

   Bob Steinburg
Bob Steinburg
(R)    Larry Yarborough
Larry Yarborough
(R)    Michael Speciale
Michael Speciale
(R)    Jimmy Dixon (R)    Howard J. Hunter III (D)    Beverly G. Boswell (R)    Bobbie Richardson
Bobbie Richardson
(D)    Susan Martin (R)    Brian Brown (R)    John R. Bell IV
John R. Bell IV
(R)    Duane Hall
Duane Hall
(D)    George Graham (D)    Pat McElraft
Pat McElraft
(R)    George Cleveland (R)    Phil Shepard
Phil Shepard
(R)    Chris Millis (R)    Frank Iler
Frank Iler
(R)    Susi Hamilton
Susi Hamilton
(D)    Ted Davis Jr.
Ted Davis Jr.
(R)    Rick Catlin (R)    Larry Bell (D)    William Brisson
William Brisson
(R)    Shelly Willingham
Shelly Willingham
(D)    Jean Farmer-Butterfield
Jean Farmer-Butterfield
(D)    Jeff Collins (R)    N. Leo Daughtry
N. Leo Daughtry
(R)    Michael H. Wray
Michael H. Wray
(D)    Larry Strickland (R)    Larry Hall (D)    Paul Luebke
Paul Luebke
(D)    Mickey Michaux
Mickey Michaux
(D)    Nathan Baskerville
Nathan Baskerville
(D)    Rosa Gill
Rosa Gill
(D)    Grier Martin
Grier Martin
(D)    Chris Malone (R)    Nelson Dollar
Nelson Dollar
(R)    Paul Stam
Paul Stam
(R)    Yvonne Lewis Holley
Yvonne Lewis Holley
(D)    Darren Jackson (D)    Joe John
Joe John
(D)    Gale Adcock (D)    Marvin W. Lucas
Marvin W. Lucas
(D)    Elmer Floyd
Elmer Floyd
(D)    William O. Richardson
William O. Richardson
(D)    John Szoka
John Szoka
(R)    Ken Waddell
Ken Waddell
(D)    Charles Graham (D)    Garland E. Pierce
Garland E. Pierce
(D)    Gary Pendleton (R)    Graig R. Meyer
Graig R. Meyer
(D)    John I. Sauls
John I. Sauls
(R)    Jamie Boles (R)    David R. Lewis
David R. Lewis
(R)    Robert T. Reives II
Robert T. Reives II
(D)    Mark Brody
Mark Brody
(R)    Verla C. Insko
Verla C. Insko
(D)    Pricey Harrison
Pricey Harrison
(D)    Amos Quick
Amos Quick
(D)    Jon Hardister (R)    Cecil Brockman
Cecil Brockman
(D)    John Faircloth
John Faircloth
(R)    John Blust
John Blust
(R)    Stephen M. Ross (R)    Dennis Riddell
Dennis Riddell
(R)    Bert Jones (R)    Ken Goodman (D)    Justin Burr
Justin Burr
(R)    D. Craig Horn
D. Craig Horn
(R)    Dean Arp
Dean Arp
(R)    Pat Hurley
Pat Hurley
(R)    Evelyn Terry
Evelyn Terry
(D)    Edward Hanes Jr. (D)    Lee Zachary
Lee Zachary
(R)    Debra Conrad (R)    Donny Lambeth
Donny Lambeth
(R)    Carl Ford (R)    Harry Warren (R)    Allen McNeill (R)    Julia C. Howard
Julia C. Howard
(R)    Sam Watford (R)    Larry Potts
Larry Potts
(R)    Larry Pittman
Larry Pittman
(R)    Linda B. Johnson (R)    Rena W. Turner (R)    Josh Dobson (R)    Hugh Blackwell
Hugh Blackwell
(R)    Destin Hall (R)    Mary Gardner Belk
Mary Gardner Belk
(D)    Mitchell S. Setzer
Mitchell S. Setzer
(R)    Sarah Stevens (R)    Bryan R. Holloway
Bryan R. Holloway
(R)    Charles Jeter
Charles Jeter
(R)    Jonathan C. Jordan (R)    Jeffrey Elmore (R)    John A. Fraley
John A. Fraley
(R)    Jay Adams (R)    Jason Saine (R)    John R. Bradford, III (R)    Rodney W. Moore
Rodney W. Moore
(D)    John Autry (D)    Beverly M. Earle
Beverly M. Earle
(D)    Becky Carney
Becky Carney
(D)    William Brawley (R)    Dan Bishop
Dan Bishop
(R)    Scott Stone (R)    Carla Cunningham (D)    Kelly Alexander
Kelly Alexander
(D)    John Torbett
John Torbett
(R)    Dana Bumgardner
Dana Bumgardner
(R)    Kelly Hastings
Kelly Hastings
(R)    Timothy K. Moore (R)    Mike Hager
Mike Hager
(R)    Chris Whitmire (R)    Susan C. Fisher
Susan C. Fisher
(D)    John Ager
John Ager
(D)    Brian Turner (D)    Chuck McGrady
Chuck McGrady
(R)    Michele D. Presnell
Michele D. Presnell
(R)    Mike Clampitt
Mike Clampitt
(R)    Roger West
Roger West
(R)

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