Today, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that Charlotte, North Carolina will no longer be hosting the 2017 All-Star game due to the passage of the anti-LGBT law HB2.
“With this new law in place, Charlotte currently does not have any anti-discrimination protection in place, something that would be vital for a large event such as the All-Star Game,” Silver told reporters. “We are giving the state of North Carolina 30 days to repeal this law or they can expect the 2017 All-Star game to be held elsewhere. I want to make it clear that the NBA will not stand for this type of intolerance and hate.”
This announcement comes On the heels of Bruce Springsteen cancellation of a concert and amid further calls from leaders nationwide to repeal HB 2.
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