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North Carolina Dems pan 'keep our state straight' comment

Rhetorical skirmishes continued Tuesday in North Carolina over a law limiting protections for LGBT people, as Democrats criticized a Republican's plea to "keep our state straight."

The criticism came a day after dueling demonstrations drew thousands of protesters for and against the law, ending with the arrests of 54 people voicing their opposition to the law in the Legislative Building.

At a demonstration supporting the law earlier Monday, the state's Republican nominee for attorney general, state Sen. Buck Newton, urged the crowd to "tell your friends and family who had to work today what this is all about and how hard we must fight to keep our state...

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