by Bob Geary
Not a moment too soon, Attorney General Roy Cooper offered his opinion of Amendment 1 on his campaign website. (Cooper is unopposed for re-election.)
The Attorney General is the state's lawyer.
Early voting in the May 8 primary election has been underway since last week.
“I am writing you today to let you know I am voting against Amendment One in next month's primary elections on May 8th. I believe it is unclear, unwise and unnecessary. Amending our constitution demands careful deliberation along with precise language - both are missing here. Amendment One's lack of clarity will also result in a significant amount of litigation on many issues which will be decided by courts for years to come. This should be avoided. Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your Attorney General and letting me share my thoughts with you about this issue.”