NCAA withdraws tournaments from North Carolina over anti-gay law


LOS ANGELES: US collegiate officials announced Monday that seven sporting events previously awarded to North Carolina would be relocated over the state’s law limiting anti-discrimination protections for gays. In July, the National Basketball Association also announced that it was pulling the 2017 all-star game out of the state because of the controversial House Bill 2 law. The NCAA is the nation’s most prominent college sports organization. “Fairness is about more than the opportunity to participate in college sports, or even compete for championships,” NCAA president Mark Emmert said. Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, cheered the move.



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