NCAA May Pull Top Events From North Carolina Over Transgender Bathroom Law; Could Texas Be Next?

AUSTIN — North Carolina won't host any future NCAA championship events if it doesn't repeal its transgender bathroom law, officials with the college sports organization have warned, a possible precedent as Texas lawmakers consider a similar measure.North Carolina institutions are bidding to host 133 championship-level NCAA events over the next six years. But the North Carolina Sporting Association said Monday that the state could lose the chance to host any of them if state lawmakers don't repeal House Bill 2, a law that strikes down local LGBT non-discrimination laws and bans transgender people from using the bathroom that matches their gender identity."Our contacts at the NCAA tell us that, due to their stance on HB2, all North Carolina bids will be pulled from the review process and removed from consideration," the leaked state sports organization's letter said, according to the Charlotte News & Observer. "At that point, we will be faced with a six-year drought of NCAA championships in North Carolina."  Continue reading...

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