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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The NCAA will start deciding on locations for its upcoming championships next week and has indicated it will leave North Carolina out of that process if the state hasn’t changed a law that limits LGBT rights by that time.

In a statement Thursday, the sports organization said its committees will begin picking championship sites for 2018-22 and will announce those decisions April 18. The statement says “once the sites are selected by the committee, those decisions are final.”

The NCAA says its position has not changed since last fall, when it pulled seven championship events from the state because of the law known as HB2.

The law requires transgender people to use restrooms at schools and government buildings corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates. It also excludes gender identity and sexual orientation from local and statewide antidiscrimination protections.

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  1. Old Surfer

    Yet Texas, with laws very similar to HB2 has the Superbowl AND the NCAA basketball championship? Paypal drops a NC call center but has one in Singapore where homosexuals are beaten as punishment? And other corporations do business in Muslim countries and we know how inclusive and tolerant they are.

  2. guest45

    If the NCAA wants to come to North Carolina and play basketball tell them to quit worrying about bathrooms and concentrate on basketball and revenue, it should not be that big of inconvenience for males to use male bathrooms and females to use female bathrooms for a couple hours for christ sake, bunch on whiny spoiled brats.

    If someone is so uncomfortable they can not use their gender bathroom just stay home or use a shrub bush, problem solved.

  3. VoiceOfReason

    HB2 has caused businesses in the state to lose revenue from hosting the NBA All-Star game, the ACC football championship game, and the NCAA basketball tournament. Besides temporary/permanent jobs associated with those events, HB2 has caused companies (Apple, Google, etc.) to not expand/add jobs in our state. HB2 is causing a contraction in the tax revenues associated with these events and jobs (which means less money for the state to support education, road construction/maintenance, etc).

    Do the ideologues who continue to support HB2 have a plan to backfill the $$$ the state (government, businesses, and individuals) is losing?

    It’s sad when our state makes South Carolina look progressive by comparison.

    1. Heimie Schmelter

      No, you’re incorrect. The state comptroller recently stated that our state revenue loss was actually less than 1% due to HB2, hardly a tick on the clock. Businesses that DEPEND on sports venues should be better diversified anyway, find other customers and stop whining. Sports isn’t a necessity and the majority of us can easily do without it being in our backyard.
      What’s SAD is when people like you place the almighty “money” ahead of the safety, security and privacy of our females because of a minute sector of the population has a serious mental problem regarding the proper use and identification of their God-given private parts. They should be more concerned about finding a good psychotherapist to get to the REAL issues instead of worrying about which stupid bathroom to use!
      As far as the companies? If they lack the integrity and continue to promote the allowance of males in female facilities and want to “blackmail” NC with their threats due to that reason, we don’t need them anyway, so keep on moving on!
      NC happens to be No.5 in business growth in America!
      Men DO NOT belong in women’s facilities. PERIOD! There is no amount of money to justify that insane concept and I even find it hard to believe it’s still in discussion! It’s the most absurd subject puking in the news these days!!!

    2. Vog46

      VOR-
      You are correct businesses have lost – a LOT.
      https://www.wwaytv3.com/2017/03/27/ap-bathroom-bill-to-cost-north-carolina-3-76-billion/

      Now there are some that would believe the state comptroller – who has got his tinfoil hat on. I would tend to believe an independent source like AP

      But there’s more.
      https://www.wwaytv3.com/2017/03/24/brunswick-county-myrtle-beach-fast-growing/

      Funny thing is Myrtle Beach has the SAME ordinance that Charlotte passed for public accommodation for transgenders

      And number 34 on that list? Charleston ANOTHER city with a public accommodation for transgender city !!!!

      Anyone who believes HB2 hasn’t hurt NC needs to go to that old GOP haven, bible Thumping South Carolina……………facts is facts……

      Vog
      Unaffiliated, and darned proud of it

  4. Heimie Schmelter

    NCAA AND NBA: Keep on going and boycott NC for the next 100 years! Go find another state more willing to allow your sissie players to violate the privacy of ladies bathrooms and showers. We don’t need tour stinkin’ money! Texas doesn’t want you either!

      1. Heimie Schmelter

        Well, if your “opinion” says that because I want to prevent “men” from entering a ladies private facility as has been the case for almost 400 years, then…yeah..cal me a “bigot”. I can accept your level of ignorance. In rebuttal, since you believe “men” being allowed into ladies private facilities is “acceptable”, that clearly makes you a pervert.

      2. Heimie Schmelter

        Well, if your “opinion” says that because I want to prevent “men” from entering a ladies private facility as has been the case for almost 400 years, then…yeah..cal me a “bigot”. I can accept your level of ignorance. In rebuttal, since you believe “men” being allowed into ladies private facilities is “acceptable”, that clearly makes you a pervert.

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