NCAA Pulls Seven Championship Events From North Carolina Over HB2

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If the North Carolina GOP and conservafool movement thought the NCAA was bluffing about pulling championship events from the state over the unjust HB2 law, the NCAA just sent the message they weren’t kidding.

The NCAA recently passed a rule in April which states they will not hold any of their championship events in a city without human rights laws as part of the NCAA’s commitment to have an inclusive environment for collegiate student-athletes, coaches, administrators and fans.

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As part of that commitment and the new bid policy, the NCAA announced yesterday they were pulling seven championship events from the state and relocating them to other locales because of the unjust law.

The NCAA will decide in December who will host those events removed from North Carolina for their lack of human rights vision,

Are you paying attention Dan Patrick, Greg Abbott and Ken Paxton?   San Antonio is slated to host the NCAA Final Four in 2018. If you Texas GOP fools try to pass either an HB2 style law or an anti-trans statewide law in the upcoming legislative session due to start in January, Texas can say goodbye to that Final Four and any future NCAA championship events.

The NCAA championship events relocated from North Carolina include:

A view of the Raleigh and NCAA Basketball logos prior to a game between the Mercer Bears and the Duke Blue Devils during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at PNC Arena on March 21, 2014 in Raleigh, NC. (Lance King/WRAL contributor) 

*The 2016 Division I Women’s Soccer Championship College Cup in Cary, NC December 2 and 4

* The 2016 Division III Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships in Greensboro, NC December 2-3

*The 2017 Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship First/Second rounds in Greensboro March 17 and 19

*The 2017 Division 1 Women’s Golf Championships regional in Greenville, May 8-10

*The 2017 Division III Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships in Cary May 22-27

*The 2017 Division  I Women’s Lacrosse Championships in Cary May 26 and 28

*The 2017 Division II Baseball Championship in Cary May 27-June 3

Bigotry costs you money.  Too bad the people of North Carolina are being made to suffer because of the lack of human rights vision of a Republican Party that seeks to dehumanize and oppress their fellow North Carolinians for their own political gain.

You have a chance to correct that 2012 and 2014 mistake in putting the GOP in power on November 8 by voting out the politicians responsible for this mess.

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