Regarding the Feb. 26 news article “Move to exempt magistrates rekindles debate”: I would like to thank Republican Sen. John Alexander of Wake County for his vote. By choosing to vote against SB 2, the bill seeking to confuse the civil duties of our state-employed magistrates with those of their personal religious beliefs, he showed independence of thought beyond many of our GOP elected representatives.
Indeed, he was one of only two Republicans who seem to have thought through the implications of this bill.
I applaud his vote. I hope he will continue to look to the best interests of everyone in our state.