McCrory, Cooper blast each other on LGBT law in NC governor debate

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and Democratic challenger Roy Cooper blamed each other at every turn Oct. 11 in their gubernatorial debate, in particular regarding a state law McCrory signed limiting nondiscrimination rules for LGBT people that has received national criticism.

McCrory also declined to withdraw his support for GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump for crude comments about women. Though Trump “needs to have his mouth washed out with soap,” McCrory said, so does Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton “because teachers always said, ‘Don’t tell a lie.'” He cited Clinton’s troubles with private emails and the Benghazi attacks at the U.S. embassy in Libya.

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County official in North Carolina issues same-sex marriage licenses

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Asheville, N.C. (AP) – An official in western North Carolina has accepted marriage license requests from 10 same-sex couples, despite a 2012 amendment to the state constitution forbidding such marriages.

Buncombe County Register of Deeds Drew Reisinger said he will hold the licenses and ask state Attorney General Roy Cooper for legal advice. Reisinger said he thinks the state’s ban is unconstitutional.

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