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MAY
03

NCAA decision on discrimination raises concerns in North Carolina

From WCNC:

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – North Carolina leaders are raising concerns after the NCAA Board of Governors on Wednesday adopted an anti-discrimination measure that would affect the way the governing body evaluates bids to host sporting events.

The NCAA said the decision came during the board’s quarterly meeting in Indianapolis. In a news release, the NCAA said it requires sites that are hosting events or bidding on them “to demonstrate how they will provide an environment that is safe, healthy and free of discrimination.”

The NCAA announcement, Democratic Senate Minority Leader Dan Blue said, “is a subtle way of saying that House Bill 2 has run its course and it’s time that you do something about it.”

The NCAA said the decision follows actions of legislatures in several states. While the NCAA didn’t specify which states, Mississippi and North Carolina have recently passed laws that critics say can allow discrimination against members of the LGBT community.

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