Roy Cooper to headline LGBT gala
10/10/2013 1:56 PM
10/10/2013 1:57 PM
NC Attorney General Roy Cooper, an all-but-announced candidate for governor, will be the keynote speaker at the Equality NC Foundation dinner in November.
The invitation calls Cooper a “beloved North Carolina native son, vocal opponent of Amendment One, and all-around supporter of LBGT rights.”
Cooper opposed last year’s state constitutional amendment that bans same-sex marriages and civil unions, calling the change that opponents called Amendment One, “unclear, unwise and unnecessary.” The amendment passed overwhelmingly.
Earlier this year, Cooper, a Democrat, said he would not block the ACLU’s move to amend an existing lawsuit to add a challenge to the ban.
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