NCAA Gives North Carolina Ultimatum: Repeal HB2 Now or Lose All Sports Events Till 2022
On yesterday’s anniversary of the passage of anti-LGBT law HB2, the NCAA again warned North Carolina that it must repeal the law now, or lose any opportunity to host games for five years.
Wrote the NCAA:
“Last year, the NCAA Board of Governors relocated NCAA championships scheduled in North Carolina because of the cumulative impact HB2 had on local communities’ ability to assure a safe, healthy, discrimination free atmosphere for all those watching and participating in our events. Absent any change in the law, our position remains the same regarding hosting current or future events in the state. As the state knows, next week our various sports committees will begin making championships site selections for 2018-2022 based upon bids received from across the country. Once the sites are selected by the committee, those decisions are final and an announcement of all sites will be made on April 18.”
State lawmakers were warned of this last month but HB2 still stands.