From the Blaze:
…HB2 was signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory earlier this year.
The NCAA’s release also noted that five states and several cities prohibit travel to the state for public employees and representatives of public institutions, which could include athletes and staffs. The only championship events that can be hosted in the state are ones determined when a team earns the right to play on their own campus.
The men’s basketball first- and second-round games were scheduled for March 17 and 19 in Greensboro. The NCAA will also relocate:
— the Division I women’s soccer championship scheduled for Dec. 2 and 4 in Cary, just outside the capital city of Raleigh;
— the Division III men’s and women’s soccer championships set for Dec. 2 and 3 in Greensboro;
— the Division I women’s golf regional championships set for May 8-10 in Greenville;
— the Division III men’s and women’s tennis championships set for May 22-27 in Cary;
— the Division I women’s lacrosse championship set for May 26 and 28 in Cary;
— and the Division II baseball championship from May 27 to June 3 in Cary.
It’s amazing to me that the NCAA doesn’t see the hypocrisy here. The NCAA still supports Men’s and Women’s sports teams. Of course, the justification for this is to say “Well, a girl could make the football team if she were good enough and a 7-foot-tall biological male could dominate on the women’s basketball team, so it’s different.” But if that’s the argument, why name them men’s sports and women’s sports? Isn’t that “discrimination”?
But beyond that, the NCAA’s response to the law is to punish innocent people. Because, you know, that seems fair.