RALEIGH (WTVD) -- After Attorney General Roy Cooper announced earlier this week he would not defend N.C.'s transgender law in court, the lawyers who represented Kim Davis have offered their services.
Liberty Counsel, a Christian law firm based in Florida, said they would provide legal assistance in defending House Bill 2.
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"Liberty Counsel was encouraged to see the resolve and fortitude of the North Carolina General Assembly and Governor McCrory in enacting this Act. However, the Attorney General's unjustified refusal is a disturbing commentary on modern legal ethics. He is clearly putting his political ambitions above the law," wrote Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel.
Gov. Pat McCrory passed HB-2 last Wednesday after it was passed in the North Carolina Senate. The law was designed to block a Charlotte ordinance, part of which allowed transgender people to use whatever bathroom they wanted.
House Bill 2 bans local governments from passing anti-discrimination rules.
Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis spent five days in jail for refusing to obey a federal judge's ruling that she issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Liberty Counsel defended her.
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Kim Davis' lawyers offer to defend HB2 after Cooper refuses