The Governor of North Carolina signed a questionable law that restricts protections of the LGBT community.
The law came in response to a rule in the city of Charlotte that expresses a notion that transgender individuals are granted freedom to use the public restrooms of their choice. However, the new law says that restrooms and dressing rooms be entitled for use only to people based on the sex they were born with.
Earlier today, the NBA released a brief statement concerning the controversial law:
“The NBA is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment for all who attend our games and events. We are deeply concerned that this discriminatory law runs counter to our guiding principles of equality and mutual respect and do not yet know what impact it will have on our ability to successfully host the 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte.”
The 2017 NBA All-Star Game is scheduled to be in Charlotte, but it’s starting to look a little hostile in Charlotte, so drastic measures may be taken in the near future. The historic game filled with the league’s superstars could be looking for a new home.
Taking the NBA All-Star Game out of Charlotte would definitely send a huge message to the public and other organizations, but the bigger issue is what sort of domino effect this law will have on other parts of the country.