NCAA Moving Multiple 2016-2017 Championships out of North Carolina

ACADEME BLOG

Here are several of the opening paragraphs of an article written by Des Bieler for the Washington Post:

“he NCAA announced Monday that it was moving its slate of 2016-17 championship events set to be played in North Carolina out of that state. The college sports governing body made its decision in reaction to the so-called ‘bathroom bill,’ a much-publicized piece of legislation aimed at the LGBT community, passed there earlier this year.

“In a news release, the NCAA outlined four reasons why it found North Carolina, as opposed to other states, to be an unacceptable site:

“–Its state-level laws “invalidate any local law that treats sexual orientation as a protected class or has a purpose to prevent discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender individuals.”

“–It has ‘the only statewide law that makes it unlawful to use a restroom different from the gender on one’s birth certificate, regardless of…

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