NCAA Cancels Events In North Carolina Over Bathroom Law
The NCAA has decided to more seven championship athletic events from North Carolina in response to the state's bathroom law. The controversial law, known as HB2 requires transgender people to use the bathroom of their birth gender. Many concerts and other events, including next year's NBA all-star game have been relocated in protest of the law.
On Wednesday, the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) announced it would be relocating all neutral-site championships for the 2016-17 season from North Carolina over the state's so-called "bathroom law" — legislation best known for barring transgender people from using government building bathrooms in accordance with their gender identities.
The most notable championship the decision will cost the state is the ACC's football title game, which was scheduled to take place in Charlotte.
Wednesday's action comes less than 48 hours after the NCAA sent a similar message to North Carolina, announcing it would pull seven championship eventsfrom the state in the coming school year over the controversial law.