Cooper: NC prosecutors will drop opposition to challenges to state’s same-sex marriage ban

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Attorney General Roy Cooper said at a news conference Monday prosecutors will drop their opposition to challenges to the state’s same-sex marriage ban.

The announcement comes in the wake of a federal appeals court decision affecting a similar prohibition in Virginia.

Cooper said the decision means North Carolina’s constitutional ban on gay marriage likely will be overturned.

He added it was time for attorneys representing North Carolina to “stop making arguments we will lose.”

Cooper said judges have heard “about every legal argument imaginable” and the same-sex marriage bans still haven’t stood up in court.

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