Transgender 'Bathroom Law' Costs North Carolina 7 NCAA Championship Games

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A second-round game during the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament on March 19, 2016 in Raleigh, N.C. (Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

The National Collegiate Athletic Association has removed all seven of its tournament championship games that were scheduled to be played in North Carolina.

The NCAA cited the HB2 law, or the so-called “bathroom bill,” as the reason for the ban.

In July, the NBA announced it will not be holding its 2017 All-Star Game there either, citing the same law.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Jeff Tiberii of WUNC about the decision and how it will affect the state.


Jeff Tiberii, capitol bureau chief for WUNC. He tweets @j_tibs.

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