All The Times Roy Cooper Criticized The Law He Now Wants To Defend | Eastern North Carolina Now

Press Release:

June 1, 2016

Cooper: "I think that we are losing jobs, we are losing millions of dollars, and we have to make sure that we come together to find a way to get rid of this obstacle that we have put in front of ourselves as a state." (Television report, TWC, 6/2/2016)

WNCN Reporter: "Roy Cooper and Governor Pat McCrory clearly on opposite sides when it comes to House Bill 2" (Television report, WNCN, 6/1/2016)

May 29, 2016

Cooper: "Cooper's office responded [to the UNC Board of Governor's request for legal funding against the Department of Justice] by encouraging the Board of Governors to urge the Governor and the legislature to repeal the law." (Television report, WNCT, 5/29/2016)

May 25, 2016

Cooper: "We need to stop the political gamesmanship... by repealing HB2." (Television report, WGHP, 5/25/2016)

May 9, 2016

Cooper: "For the sake of our schools, our children, our economy, and our good name: Set politics aside, and undo this discriminatory law now." (Web Video: "Enough is Enough," Roy Cooper YouTube channel, 5/6/2016)

"North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper (D)... has said he will not defend the measure" (Mark Berman & Sarah Larimer, "North Carolina, Justice Dept. file dueling lawsuits over transgender rights," The Washington Post, 5/9/2016)

May 7, 2016

Cooper: "This new law provides for broad-based discrimination." (Television report, WRAL, 5/7/2016)

May 6, 2016

Cooper: "I think it's important that North Carolina repeal HB2." (Television report, WNCN, 5/6/2016)

May 5, 2016

Cooper: " us get rid of House Bill 2." (Television report, WGHP, 5/5/2016)

May 4, 2016

Cooper: "Enough is enough. It's time for the Governor to... work to repeal this devastating law." (Television report, WNCN, 5/4/2016)

March 30, 2016

"North Carolina AG Refuses To Defend Transgender Law In Court" ("North Carolina AG refuses to defend transgender law in court," Jurist, 3/30/2016)

March 29, 2016

Cooper: "House Bill 2 is unconstitutional." (Television report, WNCN, 3/29/2016)

Cooper: "We're doing our job today: Making sure that we defend policies in our office and in the office of the state treasurer that prevent discrimination. And part of duty of defending those policies which help protect employees would be to argue that this law is unconstitutional. And we can't do both." (Video: Roy Cooper press conference, 3/29/2016)

"North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper Won't Defend Transgender Law In Court" ("North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper won't defend transgender law in court," Fox 8, 3/29/2016)

March 23, 2016

Cooper: "Discrimination is wrong. Period. That North Carolina is putting discrimination into the law is shameful." (Web video, "Roy Cooper statement on unprecedented legislation introduced in the special session," Roy Cooper YouTube channel)

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