After North Carolina passed House Bill 2, also known as the ‘bathroom bill’ in March, reactions exploded, with several people, businesses, and organizations expressing their disappointment. The bill mandates that people, including transgender people, must use the bathroom corresponding with the sex on their birth certificate in state-run facilities.
For the 2016-17 academic year, the NCAA pulled seven events out of the state in response to the bill, including first and second-round games of the men’s basketball tournament. Now, the NCAA is expected to exclude North Carolina from all major event bids through 2022, which would cost the state $250 million in revenue, unless HB2 is repealed.
Despite an effort to repeal HB2 in December, the law remains in place.
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