North Carolina to host 2019 NBA All Star Game as HB2 is partially repealed.

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Kevin Hart, and Common attend the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game NBA All -Star Weekend 2015 on February 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

The US state of North Carolina will host the 2019 NBA All Star game after the House Bill 2, urging people to use bathroom facilities corresponded with their ‘biological’ gender, was partially repealed in the state. The state previously lost the 2017 game, which was moved away from Charlotte, North Carolina, after lawmakers failed to repeal the bill, HB2, in time.Wednesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the game would be hosted at Charlotte, North Carolina, between 15 and 17 February 2019. The final day game is to take place in the city of Charlotte. LGBT activists are upset about such news because the partial repeal of the HB2 did not satisfy their demands as it did not outlaw LGBT discrimination in the state. The Human Rights Campaign’s senior vice president for policy and political affairs JoDee Winterhof said: “North Carolina’s discriminatory law prohibits the city of Charlotte from implementing nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ residents and visitors attending the All-Star Game. Nothing has changed that fact. It’s critically important that people understand the gravity of this situation, which has had the effect of extending discrimination and endangering LGBTQ people across the state of North Carolina.”


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