NCAA rewards North Carolina for bathroom law repeal

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North Carolina has repealed HB2 legislation, which is the law mandating that people should use the public bathroom in accordance with the sex reflected on his or her birth certificate.

This was due to building pressure from the NCAA, who told the state that if they did not ban HB2, championship games will be banned from being hosted there until 2022. Following the threat and the repeal, North Carolina has instated the more “transgender friendly” HB142 as a replacement.

“[HB2] has stained our reputation, it has discriminated against our people and it has caused great economic harm in many of our communities,” said Democratic Governor Roy Cooper in a statement. “It’s a dark cloud hanging over our great state.”

Cooper further comments that HB142 was “not a perfect deal and it’s not my preferred solution. It stops short of many things we need to do as a state.”

In response to North Carolina’s actions, the NCAA is allowing the 2017-18 games already scheduled for the state to take place. Their official announcement can be read below:

“[A] majority on the NCAA Board of Governors reluctantly voted to allow considerations of championships bids in North Carolina by our committees that are presently meeting. The NCAA championships previously awarded to North Carolina for 2017-18 will remain in the state. The board, however, directs that any site awarded a championship event in North Carolina or elsewhere be required to submit additional documentation demonstrating how student-athletes and fans will be protected from discrimination.”

H/T: Daily Wire

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