NBA plans to move 2017 All-Star Game from North Carolina due to anti-LGBT bill

The NBA announced Thursday it will be moving the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, North Carolina because of the state’s anti-LGBT legislation.

The NBA released this statement:

Statement from Timberwolves:

Statement from Charlotte Hornets:

What is the HB2 law?

The law in North Carolina was adopted earlier this year, it directs transgender people to use public toilets corresponding to the sex listed on their birth certificate. It also excludes LGBT people from state anti-discrimination protections and blocks local governments from expanding LGBT protections.

Earlier this year, Gov. Dayton and Minnesota colleges banned travel to North Carolina  

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