North Carolina governor Pat McCrory became a bathrom warrior and now has cost his state $100 million dollars in economic impact that 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend was estimated to bring the Charlotte area.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver kept giving North Carolina lawmakers chances to revise their controversial North Carolina House Bill 2, which limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgener people in the state.
It requires transgender people to use bathrooms that correspond to the sex on their birth certificates. It applies only to bathrooms in government buildings, public schools and public universities. It does not apply to private universities, such as Duke. Private companies are allowed to implement any policy they choose.
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The NBA pulled the All-Star Weekend from Charlotte.
Governor McCrory is placing the blame. Here's his statement:
“The sports and entertainment elite, Attorney General Roy Cooper and the liberal media have for months misrepresented our laws and maligned the people of North Carolina simply because most people believe boys and girls should be able to use school bathrooms, locker rooms and showers without the opposite sex present. Twenty-one other states have joined North Carolina to challenge the federal overreach by the Obama administration mandating their bathroom policies in all businesses and schools instead of allowing accommodations for unique circumstances. Left-wing special interest groups have no moral authority to try and intimidate the large majority of American parents who agree in common-sense bathroom and shower privacy for our children. American families should be on notice that the selective corporate elite are imposing their political will on communities in which they do business, thus bypassing the democratic and legal process.”