March 30, 2016

As reported earlier, the ACLU will be suing the state of North Carolina over it's bigoted transgender discrimination law.

In addition, a number of states and municipalities, including New York State, are banning non-essential state travel to North Carolina.

Now one person says he will not participate in defending this law, and his participation matters, a lot.

He's the state's Attorney General, Roy Cooper.

This is the equivalent of your own defense lawyer telling the judge you're guilty as sin and walking out of the courtroom. Yahoo Politics:

According to Cooper, House Bill 2 (HB2) is in direct conflict with nondiscrimination policies at North Carolina’s justice department and treasurer’s office, as well as many of the state’s businesses. Though the LGBT community is targeted, he said, it could ultimately result in the discrimination of other groups as well.

“House Bill 2 is unconstitutional,” he said. “Therefore, our office will not represent the defendants in this lawsuit, nor future lawsuits involving the constitutionality of House Bill 2.”

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