In 2012, North Carolina passed a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in the state:
Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State. This section does not prohibit a private party from entering into contracts with another private party; nor does this section prohibit courts from adjudicating the rights of private parties pursuant to such contracts.
In response, the Almighty has polluted the North Carolina drinking water with lead, vanadium, and hexavalent chromium. Brimstone (i.e., sulfur) is, no doubt, coming soon.