NCAA ends North Carolina 'bathroom bill' boycott. Will others follow?

NCAA ends North Carolina 'bathroom bill' boycott. Will others follow?

But while victory for North Carolina, where some state lawmakers last week complained they felt pressured by the NCAA to repeal the law formally known as House Bill 2, the athletic association was far from offering the state its praise on Tuesday. It also said championship games that it had previously awarded to North Carolina for the 2017-2018 season would "remain in the state". Some LGBTQ activists are upset, though, claiming that the law is more of a half-hearted compromise that gives way to more discrimination.

HB142, the new law that will repeal HB2, comes with a number of caveats that LGBTQ advocates consider to make it a nonstarter.

In a statement, the NCAA said on Tuesday that a majority of its board of governors "reluctantly voted to allow consideration" of cities in the state.

Other advocacy organizations, including the Human Rights Campaign, a major LGBTQ lobbying group, were still quick to criticize the NCAA's decision.

Cubs' Baez collides with Heyward year after Schwarber injury
Braun, 33, has missed time in past years due to tightness in his back, sidelined for short periods of time in both 2015 and 2016. Baez was bruised around his left eye when he collided with center fielder Jason Heyward on Friday night and left the game.

Rep. Donny Lambeth, R-Forsyth, pointed to the NCAA decision - coupled with the ACC's Council of Presidents' decision Friday - as being a bigger economic positive than just landing potentially dozens of neutral-site championship events. Some see legislator supporters and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper as willing participants in being bullied.

The problem was that the move was barely a repeal of the bathroom law at all.

The Tar Heel state lost its privilege as a destination for games in 2016 when it decreed under the law HB2 that all people, including transgenders, have to use bathrooms corresponding to their biological gender as indicated on their birth certificate. "We will continue our work with them to fight for statewide antidiscrimination protections for LGBT North Carolinians".

It doesn't necessarily mean tournament sites are guaranteed to come back.


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He said that "no child of God should ever suffer such horror" and that the attack caused a "slow and brutal death for so many". Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday he supports the "strong and clear message" sent by the USA strikes.

AP Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney in NY and Associated Press writer Gary Robertson in Raleigh contributed to this report.

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