NBA Moving 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte Because of LGBT Laws

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SPORTS NEWS –  Instead of holding out hope that legislators in North Carolina will reverse newly enacted laws targeted at the LBGT community, the NBA has made the decision to pull the 2017 All-Star games from the state, according to Yahoo Sports.

The sports news outlet reports that NBA commissioner Adam Silver is making good on his threat to move the games from Charlotte because state lawmakers have failed to reverse discriminatory policies that mandate transgender people use public restrooms corresponding to the sex listed on their birth certificates.

The laws also omit LGBT people from North Carolina’s anti-discrimination protections, forbid local governments from widening LGBT protections and exclude all forms of workplace discrimination lawsuits from North Carolina state courts.

Sources close to the NBA say New Orleans is being considered as the replacement city.

Charlotte and its local businesses are expected to lose out on a highly-lucrative weekend and the notoriety that the NBA All-Star games are known to bring to a city.

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