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  • North Carolina Attorney General: I Will Not Defend Gov. McCrory's 'Unconstitutional' Anti-LGBT Law

    Democratic AG Roy Cooper Tears Apart GOP Gov. Pat McCrory's Sweeping Anti-LGBT Law As 'National Embrrassment'

    Roy Cooper says he will not defend North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory's anti-LGBT bill in court, and he's making clear that includes the court of public opinion. The Democratic Attorney General who is challenging the Republican Governor in November issued a statement Tuesday calling McCrory's HB2 "unconstitutional," "shameful," and "a national embarrassment." That statement was obtained by Buzzfeed's Dominic Holden.

    Cooper warns the new law, which was introduced into the General Assembly last Wednesday, voted on in both chambers, passed, and signed by the governor in under 12 hours, will "set North Carolina's economy back" if it is not repealed.

    He also predicts a "flood of litigation," noting the first has already been filed. 

    In an especially interesting note, Cooper says that the "legislature has passed a law granting legislative leaders the right to hire outside counsel and intervene in these types of cases." While Cooper does not mention it, that of course will be at the taxpayers' expense.

    Last week Cooper published this video denouncing HB2. 

     

    Image: Screenshot via Roy Cooper/YouTube
    Hat tip: Gaultier Lover

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    • commented 2016-03-31 00:52:11 -0400
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    • commented 2016-03-30 23:03:40 -0400
      Great to have leaders like AG Cooper!

    • commented 2016-03-30 03:57:02 -0400
      My husband and I have been married for about 7 yrs now. We were happily married with two kids, a boy and a girl. 3 months ago, I started to notice some strange behavior from him and a few weeks later I found out that my husband is seeing someone. He started coming home late from work, he hardly care about me or the kids anymore, Sometimes he goes out and doesn’t even come back home for about 2-3 days. I did all I could to rectify this problem but all to no avail. I became very worried and needed help. As I was browsing through the internet one day, I came across a website that suggested that Dr Unity can help solve marital problems, restore broken relationships and so on. So, I felt I should give him a try. I contacted him and he did a spell for me. Three days later, my husband came to me and apologized for the wrongs he did and promise never to do it again. Ever since then, everything has returned back to normal. I and my family are living together happily again.. All thanks to Dr Unity . If you need a spell caster that can cast a spell that truly works, I suggest you contact him. He will not disappoint you. This is his E-mail: Unityspelltemple@gmail.com .

    • commented 2016-03-29 21:44:31 -0400
      @scott Boucher – Thank you for the reminder. As I looked into one of the key lobbyist behind this legislation, Tami Fitzgerald, Executive Director of the North Carolina Values Coalition" (NCVC), I learned that their agenda is quite broad in discriminating against the LGBTIQ community.

      Tami Fitzgerald
      http://www.glaad.org/cap/tami-fitzgerald

      TAMI FITZGERALD OF N.C. VALUES COALITION COULD BE ENDANGERING CHILDREN
      http://shadowproof.com/2012/01/03/tami-fitzgerald-of-n-c-values-coalition-could-be-endangering-children/

      NC – TAMI FITZGERALD AND AMENDMENT ONE: EARNING A PAYCHECK CULTIVATING BIGOTRY
      http://shadowproof.com/2012/03/10/nc-tami-fitzgerald-and-amendment-one-earning-a-paycheck-cultivating-bigotry/

      Bigotry doesn’t pay: North Carolina anti-gay group $15,000 in debt
      http://www.mattcomer.net/756/bigotry-doesnt-pay-north-carolina-anti-gay-group-15000-in-debt/

    • commented 2016-03-29 16:13:43 -0400
      Thank you AG Cooper for doing the right thing and stading up against policies that allow legal discrimination.

    • commented 2016-03-29 15:44:46 -0400
      Not just trans people, Vernon. These primitive-minded asshats want ALL LGBT people (and anyone else who doesn’t follow their ancient superstitions) to become extinct.

    • commented 2016-03-29 14:56:27 -0400
      Big-City Mayors, Governor Stand Up To Discriminatory North Carolina Law
      New York State, New York City and Seattle are following San Francisco’s lead.

    • commented 2016-03-29 14:28:45 -0400
      The following article demonstrates the absurd rationalizations some people utilize to justify their bigotry.

      The Ugly Fantasy at the Heart of Anti–Trans Bathroom Bills
      Do supporters of so-called “bathroom bills” want trans people to cease to exist altogether?
      http://www.thenation.com/article/the-ugly-fantasy-at-the-heart-of-anti-trans-bathroom-bills/

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