NCAA rules North Carolina can host title games after HB2 repeal
Andy Katz – ESPN.com
The NCAA announced Tuesday it will return to North Carolina for championship events after the state reached a compromised repeal of HB2, the controversial law that came to be known as “the bathroom bill.”
NCAA men’s basketball first- and second-round tournament games will be held in Charlotte as previously scheduled in March 2018. The NCAA moved this year’s first- and second-round games from Greensboro, North Carolina, to Greenville, South Carolina, in response to the passage of HB2, which mandates people to use the bathroom corresponding to their biological sex on their birth certificate in public buildings and places.
The new bill, HB142, was passed and signed by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper last week. The bill was seen as a compromise, but not overly accepted by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gay community.
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