Politics NBA Pulls All-Star Game From Charlotte Over Bathroom Law

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  1. BethSucks

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    NBA to move All-Star Game over North Carolina law
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    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver had hope North Carolina would change the law.
    (CNN)The 2017 NBA All-Star Game will move from Charlotte, North Carolina, because of that state's controversial transgender bathroom law, the league announced Thursday.

    The league said it would make an announcement about where the game would be played in the coming weeks.

    The NBA also said it hopes to hold the 2019 game in Charlotte "provided there is an appropriate resolution to this matter."

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver had worked with other NBA officials to try to get North Carolina to change the law, which requires people to use the bathroom that corresponds to their gender at birth and prevents local governments from passing anti-discrimination ordinances.

    Earlier this month the law, which initially passed in March, survived largely unscathed after last-minute wrangling at the close of the state legislative session.

    The measure was modified to restore workers' rights to use state law to sue over employment discrimination. Gov. Pat McCrory, who requested the change, signed the legislation on Monday.

    Still, most of the provisions that outraged gay rights advocates, entertainers and business leaders remained in the bill.

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    I've travelled for business to Charlotte and Orlando in the past two months and both airports seem to be covered with advertising yapping about how open and inclusive they are. It's like they're saying, "Please don't pull business! We're not all backward rednecks! Just our state legislatures!"
     
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    Yes, taking a shit has a lot to do with basketball.
     
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    capitalism will win again
     
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    Wow that's some arrogance trying to derail the democratic process over a fucking stupid game.
     
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    Well, some of the WNBA players come to All-Star Weekend. Won't the state troopers make them shit in the bushes?
     
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    NBA's lose on this one

    Charlotte is a great fucking town

    I couldn't care less that some fruit cake is pissed he can't piddle in the lady's room
     
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    NBA pulls All-Star Game from Charlotte over transgender law

    The NBA has canceled plans to hold its 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte, North Carolina, over a state law decried as discriminatory against the transgender community, according to a report on Thursday.

    The National Basketball Association is focused on moving the midseason showcase to New Orleans, which hosted the game in 2008 and 2014, but other cities are still vying for the extravaganza, according to a report on Yahoo.

    A law passed in March made North Carolina the first U.S. state to require transgender people to use restrooms in public buildings and schools that match the sex on their birth certificate rather than their gender identity.

    Moving the event out of the state would follow similar moves by top entertainers that have canceled shows in North Carolina, including Bruce Springsteen, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Boston, Pearl Jam, Ringo Starr and the group Cirque du Soleil.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-north-carolina-lgbt-nba-idUSKCN1012TS


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    The WNBA butches can piss in urinals now. Yay!!
     
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    Why are these people so desperate to allow men to use female bathrooms - do they ever take a step back and think about what they are doing - that is some sort of sickness.
     
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    Oops, reposted

    I think it's a dumb decision, to continue to punish and bully the people of North Carolina.
     
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    This is one of the dumbest things the libs have ever come up with. There already are enough laws for those who want special rights.
     
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    I enjoy visiting there, and people are nice, but let's not get carried away. It's a series of strip malls and transplants from the rust belt.

    "How about them Panthers?"
    "Oh no... I'm not from here, I'm a Steelers/Browns/Lions/Bengals fan."
     
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    Fuck the NBA, AIDS -looking Adam Silver, and this whole idiocy.
     
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    Oh, the horror!!!:hilarious:
     
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    no. they just want to score political points before an election.
    i wouldnt say its sickness, but it is odd for them to obsess over this






    oh nevermind, i thought u meant the ppl who wrote and support the bill
     
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    The funny part is that I bet 90% of the players don't support it.

    Your average black hates homos/trannies.
     
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    It was a dumb, unnecessary bill to begin with.

    The NC state legislature wanted to show that they were actually accomplishing things.

    Now they have to deal with the fallout.

    Too bad for the business people of NC who are actually the real losers in this thing.
     
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