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Hate Legislation Forces NCAA Tournament To Move

September 13, 2016

There is news of a positive variety to report today from the Raleigh News & Observer

Since the North Carolina legislature last March passed House Bill 2, a controversial law restricting transgender bathroom access and limiting the civil rights and bathroom usage of the LGBT community, the state has lost the NBA All-Star Game, Bruce Springsteen and other concerts and conventions and an untold amount of revenue.

Now North Carolina is losing the NCAA tournament. The NCAA announced on Monday that the seven championships scheduled in the state during this academic year, including NCAA men’s basketball tournament games in Greensboro, would be relocated because of House Bill 2, better known as HB2.

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  1. Solly permalink
    September 13, 2016 4:47 PM

    I was happy to see Coach K again on TV today condemning HB2 (Hate Bill 2!) and the damage it has done to North Carolina’s reputation. Repugnants, including the governor can’t stand that progressive, high-tech reputation the state had been cultivating. And I was glad that most news reports, besides nicknaming it the “Bathroom Bill” are pointing out it prohibits municipalities in NC from including LGBT people in anti-discrimination protections.
    It is even more encouraging that the other coaches mentioned in this article, have the same position as Coach K. http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/2016/07/20/duke-mike-krzyzewski-north-carolina-hb2-bathroom-bill-mark-gottfried/87342344/

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