Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Hurting Them In Their Pocketbook

There have been a number of businesses who are rethinking moving to or expanding and there have been a number musicians, conferences, and sports events canceled in North Carolina since they passed HB2and the latest is the NCAA.
North Carolina loses college sports championships over 'bathroom' law
Reuters
By Steve Gorman
September 13, 2016

Two months ago the National Basketball Association moved its 2017 pro All-Star Game from North Carolina to New Orleans for the same reason.

Access to public restrooms, locker rooms and changing areas has become a flashpoint in the battle over transgender rights in the United States as the North Carolina law has sparked boycotts by a number of corporations and entertainers.

North Carolina Republican Party spokeswoman Kami Mueller said the NCAA decision was "so absurd it’s almost comical," according to a statement posted on Twitter.
And NPR wrote.
The events moving out of state include first and second rounds of the Division I Men's Basketball Championship — part of the Road to the Final Four — originally slated to be in Greensboro, DeWitt reports.
I don’t imagine that businesses think the same way; they will be losing millions of dollars.

The NCAA goes on to say that the ban also includes soccer, golf, tennis, lacrosse, and baseball events.

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