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Attorney General on defending Amendment One: It’s time to stop making arguments we will lose (video)

Attorney General Roy Cooper spoke out Monday following the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that found Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Cooper said while his office has “vigorously defended” North Carolina’s ban, today’s appellate ruling makes it clear that Amendment One will eventually be overturned.

“It’s time to stop making arguments we will lose and instead move forward, knowing that the ultimate resolution will likely come from the United States Supreme Court,” said North Carolina’s Attorney General.

Watch Cooper’s full press conference here on WRAL.com.

4 Comments


  1. Alex

    July 29, 2014 at 8:31 am

    For some reason, Roy Cooper always reminds me of a re-hashed Mike Easley.

  2. John

    July 29, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Last year, NC lawmakers approved a proposal giving Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Thom Tillis legal standing equal to that of the attorney general in defending the state’s laws in court. These are men that fulfill their promises. Mr. Berger likened gay marriage to marrying a dog. Mr. Tillis promised to have laws discriminating against LGBT people decided by popular vote and when Amendment One passed, promised to vigorously defend this law. I fully expect them to follow through on their deeply held beliefs.

  3. david esmay

    July 29, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    For some reason Alex has no argument, is that the pat response from civit-locke-ameriforstupidity?

  4. david esmay

    July 29, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Berger and Tillis deeply hold ignorance and greed, the only beliefs they have.

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