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October 10, 2013

Roy Cooper to headline LGBT gala

NC Attorney General Roy Coopoer, 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 Amendent One, and all-around supporter of LGBT rights.”

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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