On Wednesday, the NBA officially announced that the league is removing the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, N. C. after the controversial anti-LGBT law 'HB2" was upheld in the state.
Following the news that the NBA is relocating it's marquee midseason event, North Carolina governor Pat McCrory issued a terse statement admonishing the liberal media and sports and entertainment elite for misinterpreting the law.
“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.”
The NBA is hopeful to finalize a new location for the February event in the coming weeks, with New Orleans and Orlando possible destinations.
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