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North Carolina's attorney general says he won't defend transgender law in court

North Carolina's attorney general says he won't defend transgender law in court

North Carolina's attorney general said Tuesday he won't defend in court a new state law preventing Charlotte and other local governments from approving protections for LGBT people, calling it discriminatory and a "national embarrassment."

Democrat Roy Cooper made the announcement during a news conference a day after gay-rights advocates sued to overturn the law approved last week and signed by Republican Gov. Pat McCrory.

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The federal lawsuit lists Cooper among the defendants because of his official position as the state's top lawyer. But he has said he...

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