Major US College Sport Pulling out of North Carolina over Controversial Anti-Transgender Bathroom Law

North Carolina, United States — US college sport is pulling out of North Carolina over HB2

North Carolina’s HB2 is the most discriminatory anti-LGBT legislation in the United States and it puts transgender people in danger.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) said on Monday that seven championship games will be relocated in the 2016-2017 season.

Many famous artists, including Ringo Starr, Bruce Springsteen, and Pearl Jam have also cancelled performances in the state over this discriminatory law.

Men’s college basketball is an important part of North Carolina culture, and experts say the decision will have real economic ramifications for the state. BBC News reports.

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In addition to basketball, the decision also affects football, lacrosse, tennis and baseball, and golf.
In response to the NCAA’s decision to pull out of North Carolina over their controversial and discriminatory law, NC GOP released the following statement

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More on North Carolina’s Bathroom beef:

Trump Backtracked and now supports NC Anti-Transgender bill

US Department Of Justice Urged Judge to Block NC Bathroom Bill

Source: BBC News

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