In the wake of extremely controversial new legislation on the books in North Carolina that effectively disallows the protection of its LGBTQ community by removing local government’s abilities to pass their own anti-discrimination measures, millions across America are speaking out on what some call the most sweeping anti-LGBTQ legislation in the country.

One of the loudest voices so far has come from the NBA, which has offered Charlotte a chance to hosts its 2017 All-Star Game, one of the most prestigious events on the 16-17 NBA calendar. With such harsh restrictions passed into law, there is now doubt about whether or not such a game could even take place in North Carolina.

Beyond this official statement there has been little other word from the NBA, nor any announcement of a timetable as to when a decision about moving the game from Charlotte would occur, but the statement sends a clear message about the kind of political blowback facing North Carolina legislators.

Via CBS Sports.

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