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HRC Statement on 2017 NBA All-Star Game

by HRC staff April 15, 2016


Today, HRC released the following statement on the 2017 All-Star game in Charlotte. In a statement today, the NBA reaffirmed its opposition to H.B. 2, noted that NBA owners are unanimous in opposing the bill, and made clear that the league has not ruled out moving the game.

“Today the NBA reiterated its opposition to H.B. 2 and made crystal clear this law threatens the 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “We thank the NBA and Commissioner Silver for standing strong in support for the equal dignity of all North Carolinians and for continuing to advocate for the repeal of this hateful and draconian law.”

The momentum against H.B. 2 continues to grow. Today, HRC announced 160 major corporations have signed an open letter urging Gov. McCrory and the North Carolina General Assembly to repeal the radical provisions in the deeply discriminatory law. PayPal and Deutsche Bank, have stopped investments in North Carolina because of H.B. 2 and last week Bruce Springsteen cancelled a concert in Greensboro to stand in solidarity with LGBT people across North Carolina and the nation. Basketball players including Charles Barkley and Jason Collins have called on the NBA to move the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte if the law is not repealed. The NCAA has also said that future NCAA events in the state of North Carolina are in jeopardy as the result of H.B. 2.





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