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NORTH CAROLINA: Attorney General Won't Block ACLU's Marriage Ban Lawsuit

Matt Comer reports at Q Notes:
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has announced his office will not block the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina’s move to challenge the state’s anti-LGBT constitutional amendment on marriage.  The case is heading to a federal court in Greensboro. The ACLU wants to amend their current lawsuit challenging anti-gay second-parent adoption bans to include a challenge to the state’s Amendment One. The amendment was passed by voters, 61-39, in May 2012. Noelle Talley, a spokesman for Cooper, said the Democratic attorney general won’t oppose the motion. Both cases, she said, were heading to court and combining them is more efficient.
"Won't block" is not the same as "won't defend," but Cooper is, as noted above, a Democrat. (Tipped by JMG reader Suzie)

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