Two North Carolina lawmakers and a magistrate have asked a federal court to let them defend a religious exemption law involving civil marriages challenged as discriminatory against gays.NC lawmakers, magistrate want to defend gay marriage exemption – LGBTQ Nation
They largely blame their request on Attorney General Roy Cooper, who is personally opposed to the law but whose office represents the state in the litigation.
Senate leader Phil Berger, House Speaker Tim Moore and Alexander County Magistrate Brenda Bumgarner filed motions this week to intervene in the lawsuit as additional defendants, represented by private attorneys. They contend that Cooper cannot adequately defend a law that he is known to personally oppose.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
NC lawmakers, magistrate want to defend gay marriage exemption – LGBTQ Nation
Trying to digest this narrative. But it comes down to one thing - money, "The request marks the latest incidence in which the Republican-led General Assembly has hired private attorneys to defend legislation, spending several million dollars." And of course, my usual cash-cow, Alliance Defending Freedom,is in the midst of things.