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Kim Davis’ lawyers just offered to defend North Carolina’s HB2

Joseph McCormick March 31, 2016
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Kim Davis (Getty)

The lawyers that defended jailbird homophobe Kim Davis have now offered to defend North Carolina’s new anti-LGBT law.

HB2 was passed in North Carolina earlier this month, in a move which voided local LGBT protection laws, and banned local authorities from re-introducing them.

The Attorney General of North Carolina earlier this week said he will not defend the new law that bans LGBT protections if it’s taken to court.

Roy Cooper has said that he believes the legislation is discriminatory and it should be repealed.

Now the Liberty Counsel, the adamantly homophobic legal firm which defended Kentucky County Clerk-turned jailbird Kim Davis, has offered to defend HB2.

It is understood that the legal aid group has offered to defend the law for free.

The new law, signed into law by Republican Governor Pat McCrory, also bans transgender students in public schools from using their preferred bathroom.

Related: This trans man blew away North Carolina’s new bigoted law with just one picture

McCrory’s decision has attracted a legal challenge as well as a growing boycott of the state – with two of the largest cities in the US opting to ban travel to the North Carolina.

In close succession, the Mayor of San Francisco Ed Lee, Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced travel bans.

Davis, who served five days in jail last year for refusing to allow gay couples to marry, shocked opponents this year when she came out against proposals to segregate Kentucky’s marriage licences.

More: hb2, kim davis, North Carolina, US

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