NCAA moves 7 events out of North Carolina

In light of the recently passed HB2 law, the college sports conglomerate will relocate a slew of 2016-17 championship games. Here are statements from both sides.

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After North Carolina failed to repeal a state law that many believe limits discrimination protections for the LGBT community, the governing body for college sports made good on a promise to move seven championship events.

The law, commonly known as HB2 and officially known as “An Act to Provide for Single-sex Multiple Occupancy Bathroom and Changing Facilities in Schools and Public Agencies and to Create Statewide Consistency in Regulation of Employment and Public Accommodations” was passed this year.

Many see the law as being overtly anti-LGBT. The National Basketball Association joined several musicians who cancelled performances in the state when it moved the All-Star Game, which was scheduled to be played in Charlotte. RELATED: Time is short. Town halls are meant to rally the troops, not put your workforce to sleep. Learn how to improve your town halls.

Now, it’s the NCAA’s turn.

Here’s what Mark Emmert, NCAA president, said in a statement:

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