North Carolina could lose top sport events for 6 years because of HB2

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association could move events out of North Carolina because of its controversial House Bill 2 which was against trans people using public bathroom facilities according to their identity. The state could now lose 133 championship-level events for the term over 6 years. The North Carolina Sporting Association wrote a statement this week. “Our contacts at the NCAA tell us that, due to their stance on HB2, all North Carolina bids will be pulled from the review process and removed from consideration,” reads the leaked letter published by the News & Observer. “At that point, we will be faced with a six-year drought of NCAA championships in North Carolina.” Attempts to repeal the law failed in December, in spite of a deal being struck to repeal the law, if the city of Charlotte decided to withdraw its pro-LGBT law. Republicans in the state also stoked fury by draining $500,000 from the Disaster Relief Fund, to cover legal costs of defending the law. The NCAA in September joined a growing boycott of the state, following the NBA’s decision to move its All Star Game out of the state.

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