ACLU in Raleigh to support same-sex marriage



RALEIGH, N.C. - The ACLU was in Raleigh Tuesday, speaking about its fight for same-sex marriage in the state.

A federal appeals court struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage Monday. That court also oversees North Carolina.

State Attorney General Roy Cooper believes North Carolina’s ban will also be struck down. He is now refusing to defend Amendment One.

During the last few months judges have struck down same-sex marriage bans across the country. Same-sex marriage is legal in 19 states as well as the District of Columbia.

Bans in all other states are being challenged -- and have been struck down in 14 states.

Channel 9 is digging into the issue and found some political reasons Attorney General Cooper could be refusing to defend North Carolina's ban. That story coming up on Eyewitness News at 5 p.m.

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