If passed, the bill would allow courtroom oaths to be taken using texts other than the Bible. A Muslim woman and the North Carolina chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union have sued the state because she was not allowed to swear an oath on the Quran in 2003 when she was called as a witness in a court case. Current state law allows witnesses to use only the Bible when swearing or affirming truthful testimony.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.