The NBA has decided to move the 2017 All-Star game from Charlotte, NC over the states controversial HB2, or LGBT, laws.
“The NBA has decided to relocate the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte,” the NBA told ABC News today in a statement, adding that it would “make an announcement on the new location of the 2017 NBA All-Star Game in the coming weeks.”
The NBA’s decision comes after North Carolina’s General Assembly failed to repeal HB2 during its last session of the year earlier this month.
HB2 prohibits most transgender people from accessing bathrooms in government offices and schools that correspond to the gender with which they identify. It also bars local municipalities from creating their own rules prohibiting discrimination in public places based on sexual orientation and gender identity.