North Carolina to stop fighting challenges to marriage amendment after Virginia decision

Posted at 5:18 PM, Jul 28, 2014

Raleigh, N.C. – After an historic ruling in a federal appeals court Monday striking down Virginia’s same sex marriage ban, North Carolina has announced that they will no longer oppose challenges to the state’s constitutional amendment outlawing same sex marriage.

The Attorney General, Roy Cooper, made the announcement on Monday.

According to WRAL, because North Carolina is part of the 4th Circuit, the same court that overturned Virginia’s ban, the same thing would likely happen in this state.

“It’s time to stop making arguments we will lose and instead move forward, knowing that the ultimate resolution will likely come from the United States Supreme Court,” Cooper told WRAL.

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