NCAA lifts ban on North Carolina


NCAA has lifted its ban on the state as the scandalous House Bill 2 was repealed in [part, even though such a result did not satisfy the local LGBT community, because the state authorities are not legally banned from discriminating them. But despite the backlash, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, which makes about $1 billion a year in revenue, said its board of governors had “reluctantly” overturned its prohibition to hold the NCAA Championship in NC. Even though HB142 allows for discrimination to legally exist, the NCAA said it had “minimally achieved a situation where we believe NCAA championships may be conducted in a nondiscriminatory environment,” although they admitted that there is a lot of work to be done and they still worry about the rights of LGBT in the state. It said that “the board remains concerned that some may perceive North Carolina’s moratorium against affording opportunities for communities to extend basic civil rights as a signal that discriminatory behaviour is permitted and acceptable, which is inconsistent with the NCAA Bylaws.” The NCAA also attempted to soften the blow to LGBT activists by warning that any state awarded an event in future will have to show “how student-athletes and fans will be protected from discrimination.”


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