NCAA removes its 2016-2017 championship games from North Carolina, in response to HB2

In continued fallout from North Carolina’s discriminatory HB2, the NCAA announced that they would not hold any championship events in the state this upcoming year, and will not rule out doing the same for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The NCAA specified that HB2, which it characterized as anti-LGBT+, was the main reason why the games were removed from North Carolina. The NCAA joins the NBA, which moved its All-Star Game from Charlotte in response to the legislation.

GOP lawmakers were quick to attack the decision, characterizing it as “political peacocking,” but many other organizations have responded with renewed calls for repeal of HB2, which has already cost North Carolina millions of dollars in business investment.

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